The My Health Record (MHR) is a dynamic online summary of a patient’s health information. A patient can allow their authorised and nominated representatives and healthcare providers involved in their care to access and add to their MHR.
The MHR is not intended to be a patient’s entire medical record so it is not complete. It is not a substitute for the patient’s medical record held by any healthcare organisation.
The MHR does not replace the need for healthcare providers or healthcare organisations to create and keep an appropriate patient medical record updated, and communicate with patients or other practitioners about clinically significant results that may be received between consultations.
The MHR is operated by the Australian Digital Health Agency (the system operator).
Much of the information in a patient’s MHR is already held in other places, including Medicare information, immunisation records, pharmaceutical benefits scheme dispense records, discharge summaries, and pathology and diagnostic imaging reports.
Where I can direct my patients for more information?
You can refer your patient to the My Health Record website for you and your family.