The information in a Shared Health Summary is pulled from the patient’s record in your clinical information system. The better the quality and currency of the data in your local files, the easier it will be to create a Share Health Summary. The RACGP has developed the resource Improving health record quality in general practice to assist GPs to maintain good quality patient records that are fit for purpose.
If a patient explicitly asks a healthcare provider not to upload information to their My Health Record, the healthcare provider must comply with that directive. Therefore, a patient can request that information be left out of a Shared Health Summary or for a Shared Health Summary to not be uploaded altogether. However, if the Nominated Healthcare Provider believes that omitting the information might mislead other healthcare providers, they may decline to upload the Shared Health Summary that omits the information. There is no legal requirement for a healthcare provider to give a patient the opportunity to review the Shared Health Summary prior to upload. Once the Shared Health Summary has been created, the Nominated Healthcare Provider uploads the document to My Health Record from their clinical information system.