Please noteDocuments on this page may still refer to the previous name 'Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR)'. We are in the process of updating these with the new name ‘My Health Record’. In the meantime, the information and guidance in these documents is still valid.
What is My Health Record?The My Health Record (previously known as the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record) was launched on 1 July 2012. A My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information.
The My Health Record System Operator is the Secretary of the Department of Health.
The individual controls what goes into their My Health Record, and who is allowed to access it. An individual’s My Health Record allows them and their doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to view and share the individual’s health information to provide the best possible care. Further information is available on the My Health Record website
Where can I register for or find more information about My Health Record?To register for a My Health Record or to find out more information visit the My Health Record website.
Review of the My Health RecordOn 19 May 2014, the Government released the report from the review of the My Health Record (titled 'Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record Review Report') . The review looked into concerns about progress in implementing the My Health Record system. The findings of the review supports the ongoing operation of the My Health Record system and made several recommendations aimed at making it more functional and usable and able to deliver the expected benefits in a shorter period.
Printable version of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record Review Report (PDF 3708 KB)
Accessible word version of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record Review Report (Word 2572 KB)
Public Consultation Report on the recommendations of the Review of the My Health Record systemPublic consultations were held across Australia between July and September 2014 to obtain views on the best approach to implementing the Review’s recommendations including any issues or risks for implementation, and how these may be overcome.
Printable version of the Public Consultation Report on the recommendations of the Review (PDF 557 KB)
Accessible word version of the Public Consultation Report on the recommendations of the Review (Word 211 KB)
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LegislationThe My Health Record system is supported by a robust legislative framework that includes governance arrangements, a privacy and security framework and a registration regime.
The legislation is available at ComLaw:
- Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012
- Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Regulation 2012
- PCEHR Rules 2012
- PCEHR (Participation Agreements) Rules 2012
- PCEHR (Assisted Registration) Rules 2012
Further InformationFor additional information on My Health Record please refer to the My Health Record website or phone 1800 723 471.
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