Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has called on Australians, especially senior Australians, to embrace the rollout of the My Health Record, for secure, safer, more convenient care. Minister Wyatt said the patient-centred digital system helped health professionals deliver the best care.
“My Health Record empowers Australians to take better control of their health and provides secure access to patients’ health information at the point of care,” said Minister Wyatt.
My Health Record presents information from across the health system, through a GP uploading a shared health summary record, Medicare data, public and private pathology and radiology reports and hospital discharge summaries.
“My Health Record places the consumer at the centre, with the power to add, remove, and restrict access to certain information,” Minister Wyatt said.
[Source: Australian Digital Health Agency]