My Health Record
My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s key health information.
When you have a My Health Record, your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time – even if you move or travel interstate. You can access your health information from any computer or device that’s connected to the internet.
Record content can include a shared health summary, test results, hospital discharge summaries, prescribed medications, Medicare and PBS information and immunisation history.
Individuals have the ability to choose to upload notes about themselves, including information about allergies or current medications and advance care plans.
As the owner of your My Health Record, you may set up access restrictions on your My Health Record if you wish.
At Ballarat Health Services, treating clinicians may access your My Health Record (if you have one) via our BOSSnet Digital Medical Record. Access is only permitted for the purpose of providing care to you, as required by law. If restricted access has been set up on your My Health Record, you may be asked for your access code if you attend BHS.
BHS currently uploads discharge summaries and radiology reports to the My Health Record. If you do not wish for BHS to contribute documents to your My Health Record, please advise Health Information Services 5320 4227 or speak to your treating clinician.
For further information contact the My Health Record Helpline on 1800 723 471 or visit the My Health Record website.
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