What is all the fuss about My Health Record? – In Real Life

What is all the fuss about My Health Record?

My Health Record (MHR) is an online summary of your key health information like vaccinations, medical conditions, allergies, medications, and test results.

It allows your health information to be viewed securely at any time through the internet. It can help make sure you get the right treatment. And it’s a convenient way to record and track your health over time.

Key points to remember:

  • If you didn’t tell the government that you didn’t want one, a MHR has been automatically created for you.
  • Once you turn 14, parents/guardians are automatically removed and they will no longer be able to access your information unless you allow them to do so.
  • You can decide who has access to it and what is stored there.
  • Anyone who does not have permission will not be able to access your MHR account.
  • You can take total control of your health and privacy by applying for your own Medicare card. Anyone over the age of 15 can get one. Click here for more information on how to get your own.
  • MHR has sophisticated cybersecurity protections in place and undertakes regular security check ups but there is no way to protect against all possible threats.
  • If you are worried about the information that is on MHR, you can log into your account and remove any clinical information you choose.
  • You get to choose what information goes on your record. If you don’t want clinical information or test results added to your MHR, tell your doctor or nurse.

What if I don’t want to have a MHR?

If you want to cancel your record:

  • call the MHR Help Line on 1800 723 471.

All the information in your record will be permanently deleted.

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