My Health Record

My Health Record

My Health Record for consumers

My Health Record is an online summary of your health information. You control what goes into your record, and who is allowed to access it. Share your health information with doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers from anywhere, any time.

Healthcare providers such as GPs, specialists and pharmacists can add clinical documents about your health to your record. This includes:

  • An overview of your health uploaded by your doctor, called a Shared Health Summary. This is a useful reference for new doctors or other healthcare providers that you visit
  • Hospital discharge summaries
  • Reports from test and scans, like blood tests
  • Medications that your doctor has prescribed to you
  • Referral letters from your doctors

Having a My Health Record means your important health information including allergies, current conditions and treatments, medicine details, pathology reports or diagnostic imaging scan reports can be digitally stored in one place.

As more people and their healthcare providers use the My Health Record system, Australia’s national health system will become better connected. This will result in faster and more efficient care for you and your family.

Download the My Health Record System Security and Access Policy template.

Find out more on the Digital Health website.

My Health Record for healthcare providers

Following the Australian Government's commitment to continue to expand the My Health Record system, every Australian now has the opportunity to have a My Health Record unless they choose not to have one.

Through the My Health Record system you will access timely information about your patients such as shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports

Positive behaviour change as a result of My Health Record is what drives benefits realisation. The Australian Digital Health Agency is working closely with a range of stakeholders to implement a range of programs to support these changes and to measure benefits of the My Health Record system.

The key benefits of the My Health Record system are:

  • Avoid adverse drug events
  • Enhanced patient self-management
  • Improvements in patient outcomes
  • Reduce time gathering information
  • Avoided duplication of services.

The My Health Record website has information for healthcare professionals on how to register and set-up your practice to the system, how to view and upload information, how to support consumers with questions about privacy and security and a range of tools and training modules.

Find out more on the Digital Health website.

My Health Record and Electronic Referrals for Medical Specialists

In this webinar, learn how to use a safe and secure method to communicate patient information directly with other healthcare providers. Using Genie software to demonstrate generic functionality. We learn the core features of My Health Record including how to effectively view and upload information and learn where to find electronic referrals that have been sent to you. This session is designed to be interactive where participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise any issues. The session will be helpful for practices using Genie software and also practices not using Genie.

Contact your EMPHN Digital Health Officer

Our dedicated My Health Record program officers are available to assist you with any queries, including assistance with registration, training in the use of the system and other general enquires. Please contact us at