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There are several benefits of having a My Health Record.

Better connected care

As more people use the My Health Record system, Australia’s national health system will become better connected. The result is safer, faster and more efficient care for you and your family.

» Register for My Health Record 

Personally controlled

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 doctors 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 treatment to you. You can also ask that some information not be uploaded to your record.

» Find out how to control access to your record

A secure system

My Health Record has multi-layered and strong safeguards in place to protect your information including encryption, firewalls, secure login, authentication mechanisms and audit logging.

There are strict rules and regulations about who can see and use your My Health Record to protect your information from misuse.

» Learn about My Health Record system security

Access to your key health information in an emergency

In a medical emergency, healthcare providers connected to the My Health Record system can see your health information such as allergies, medicines and immunisations. This helps them to provide you with the best possible treatment and care.

» Find out what information you can add to your record   

Your health information in one place

Your health information will be available in one place, which means it can be easily accessed by your doctors, specialists or hospitals.

Once it’s set up you don’t need to do anything. Health information can be viewed securely online, anywhere, anytime – even if you move or travel interstate. You can access your health information from any computer or device connected to the internet.

» Discover what’s in a My Health Record 

A convenient snapshot of your health

When your healthcare provider uses your My Health Record, you won’t need to remember all the details of your medical story, such as your prescriptions or the names of tests you’ve had.

It also helps you keep track of your children’s health, immunisations and any medical tests.

» Track your child's development with My Health Record   

What is My Health Record, why is it important, and how can it help?

 

This short video answers these questions from a variety of perspectives: the patient, the carer, and Australian Digital Health Agency staff members.