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Introduction to My Health Record in general practice
Last revised: 15 May 2020
You have now completed the Introduction to My Health Record in general practice education kit.
Test your knowledge of My Health Record by answering the following questions:
No. However it is prudent to discuss the information you are planning to upload with your patient if it is of a sensitive nature.
No. Information can’t be uploaded to a deleted record. When the patient opts back into My Health Record, no previously uploaded documents will be available.
No. Only AHPRA-registered health practitioners with a Healthcare Provider Identifier – Individual (HPI-I) can access My Health Record. Reception staff are also not authorised to access My Health Record on behalf of someone who does have access.
Practice team members need to undergo My Health Record training every 12 months. You can refer back to this education kit or find other suitable training.
A parent or guardian will automatically lose access to their child’s My Health Record when the child turns 14. The parent or guardian can apply to the Australian Digital Health Agency to regain access if their child does not have the capacity to manage their record.
The patient has applied a ‘limited document access code (LDAC)’ to their document. After you have access this document with the code, you will have on-going access to the document so it is unnecessary to store the code.
No, you can only access someone’s My Health Record for the purpose of providing healthcare to them. It is against the law to access someone’s My Health Record for other purposes, which can attract a fine or imprisonment.
You are not required to provide access to My Health Record in this instance. However, if you have downloaded information from their My Health Record into your locally held record (such as a Shared Health Summary) you will need to provide access to this as it now part of your local record.
No. A patient cannot see notes you have made in your clinical information system. They will only be able to see information that you have specifically uploaded, such as a Shared Health Summary.
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