The My Health Record was launched in July 2012 as part of a larger e-health initiative. It allows patients to share information with healthcare providers of their choice. Currently, patients and healthcare providers must opt-in for the system.
Participating general practices can upload two key documents to the system:
- Shared Health Summaries; contain a summary of a patient’s health information and includes past and present medical conditions, medications, allergies, adverse events and immunisations.
- Event Summaries; standalone documents for a defined event of care that is clinically significant.