Personally controlled eHealth record system
People seeking care in Australia can choose to register for an eHealth record.
eHealth describes an electronic health system that will electronically record, transmit, and store your health information in one secure and trusted environment. The goal is to improve the safety and quality of your health care.
State and Territory governments are implementing eHealth projects as part of national health reforms. The aim is for each person to have a personally controlled electronic health record.
An eHealth record is only created with your permission, so you need to register. It can contain information like:
- your medical conditions
- immunisation history
- hospital visits
- organ donor status
- any other notes you’d like to add.
Your eHealth record will be controlled by you. In the future, it will allow you, and the healthcare professionals of your choice, access to a secure summary of your important health information online.
eHealth records are personally controlled and it’s up to you if you wish to have one or not. If you choose not to have an eHealth record, you will still have the same access to the health system as you currently do.
To learn more and to register yourself or your child for a personal eHealth record now, visit the My Health Record website (external site).
This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.