Wide Bay residents urged to embrace My Health Record for simpler, safer care
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is urging people, especially seniors and “grey nomads”, to register online for My Health Record, for secure, safer health care.
Mr O’Brien said the simple system gives patients control over their personal health information and can help health professionals do their job faster.
“My Health Record puts local patients at the forefront, and is particularly useful for our many so-called ‘grey nomads’ who travel from Wide Bay around our nation,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Being registered on My Health Record also gives peace of mind, that no matter where they are, patients and health professionals can quickly access this vital information at the point of care.”
My Health Record presents information from across the health system, through a GP uploading a shared health summary record, Medicare data, public and private pathology and radiology reports and hospital discharge summaries.
Mr O’Brien said My Health Record would reduce the risk of medical misadventures by collecting and storing accurate medical records.
Comprehensive operator, process, and technology controls are in place to keep My Health Record secure and protect health records from a cyber-attack.
“Individuals can also control what information is in their My Health Record, and which health care provider organisations can access the information, with an extensive range of privacy settings,” Mr O’Brien said.
More than five million Australians are already using My Health Record, with the Turnbull Government investing $374.2 million to further expand the system, allowing every Australian to have a My Health Record by December 2018, unless they choose to opt out.
For My Health Record information and to register, go to https://myhealthrecord.gov.au