My Health Record
Kildare Road Medical Centre strongly supports the federal government’s implementation of the My Health Record system and encourages all patients to register for their own My Health Record. My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information which was previously known as the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR).
Until recently, patients' healthcare information has always been held in separate locations by different medical practitioners, pharmacists and hospitals. Most of these records have not been shared electronically. This has meant that a patient's access to health records has often been onerous and inefficient, resulting in patients not always receiving the best care available. The My Health Record system overcomes these problems and helps ensure health care is delivered more efficiently and effectively by minimising unnecessary repeat tests, managing medication better and improving continuity of care.
Your My Health Record allows you and your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to view and share your health information to provide you with the best possible care. However, control of your My Health Record lies with you: you control what goes into it and who is allowed to access it.
To find out more and to register for your own My Health Record click on the following link: http://www.ehealth.gov.au/internet/ehealth/publishing.nsf/content/home