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What can My Health Record data be used for?

The purpose of My Health Record is to provide you and your family with safe and efficient care. It’s your choice who sees your My Health Record and what’s in it. You can choose to share your information with the healthcare providers involved in your care. By allowing your healthcare providers to upload, view and share documents in your My Health Record, they will have a more detailed picture with which to make decisions, diagnose and provide you with treatment.

My Health Record data may also be used for other purposes specified by the My Health Records Act 2012. One such purpose is for research or public health purposes. 

It’s your choice to share your information for public health and research purposes.

See Digital Health for more information about secondary use of data.