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The Australian Digital Health Agency has announced the three month My Health Record opt out date that will precede the national expansion. Every Australian will be offered a record, unless they choose not to have one during the three month opt out period that will run from 16 July to 15 October 2018.

More than five million Australians already have a My Health Record, which provides a summary of their key health information, delivering better health outcomes for patients and their treating doctors and specialists.

The protection of patient information is critical and the My Health Record system has strong safeguards in place to protect the health data. It is also subject to some of the strongest legislation in the world to prevent unauthorised use.

Australians can cancel their My Health Record at any time after the end of the opt out period – or create one, if they opted out.

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[Source: Australian Digital Health Agency]

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