26 September 2023

Healthy call for end of year check

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The Australian Digital Heath Agency has called on Australians to use the end of the financial year as a reminder to make sure their health information is up to date on their My Health Record.

Interim Chief Executive of the Agency, Bettina McMahon said tax time was the perfect time to update My Health Record details and ensure vital health information was always available to authorised healthcare providers.

“It makes perfect sense to store key information including a shared health summary, information about allergies, medicines list, immunisations, pathology reports and more in your My Health Record,” Ms McMahon said.

“While you’re logged onto MyGov to do your tax, update your My Health Record or take a look for the first time,” she said.

“On average in 2020, we’ve seen more than 30,000 Australians every month getting a My Health Record – including many who had previously ‘opted-out’.”

Ms McMahon said the My Health Record Healthy End Of Financial Year webpage had helpful videos on how to upload a record for the first time; how to update a record; and how to update children’s records.

“We are encouraging people to take control of their health history and information and keep their records up to date to get better health outcomes,” she said.

“To get the full picture of a person’s health, you have to connect the dots and My Health Record helps people do that,” Ms McMahon said

The My Health Record Healthy End Of Financial Year webpage can be accessed at this PS News link.

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