My Health Record
My Health Record is the name of the national digital health record system. It is sometimes referred to as an ehealth record.
All patients registered with Medicare will have one, unless they have opted out (by contacting Medicare).
My Health Record was previously known as the Personally Controlled Patient Record. It does not replace existing medical records but provides an additional, secure online summary.
What are the benefits?
Every year, the average Australian has 22 interactions with the health care system, including visits to GPs, hospitals and specialists. My Health Record can enable your clinicians to access information about your care and treatment, quickly and securely. This can include important details such as allergies, medical conditions, medication details, test results and organ donation decisions.
Accessing this information can help prevent doctors ordering unnecessary repeat investigations. It also allows our clinicians to see details of your treatment outside Eastern Health, providing you with the best possible care quickly.
You can also look up these details from anywhere with internet access. You can add information such as emergency contacts and advanced care plan wishes.