My Health Record: Healthcare providers on board

The team at WAPHA has been engaging with health providers throughout Western Australia, including general practitioners, pharmacists, medical specialists and allied health professionals about the My Health Record expansion program since 2017.

All GP practices in WA have been made aware of the benefits of My Health Record and 92 per cent of WA practices are connected to the system. We continue to respond to requests for additional training and offer support for those practices who require it.

The My Health Record team has to date reached 701 allied health practices and 196 medical specialist practices. Professional associations were engaged in helping to promote a series of allied health My Health Record awareness sessions run by WAPHA, for allied health and medical specialists’ practice managers.

There are 644 pharmacies in WA and 55 per cent are currently connected to the system. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) WA Branch and the Pharmacy Guild WA Branch support have been integral to the great result.

The response of local pharmacists has been overwhelmingly positive, as My Health Record provides pharmacists with a patient’s medicine history, reducing the risk on adverse medicine events significantly, as patients may not always know the names of all their medications.

For all health professionals, access to a patient’s My Health Record will assist greatly in managing their care.

What is My Health Record?

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. When you have a Record, your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time. When you are in an emergency, this information can literally save your life.

For more information:

People who want more information can visit www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/

If you want to attend a My Health Record information session, there may well be one running in your area. To find out more you can follow www.facebook.com/pg/waphaphns/, email myhealthrecord@wapha.org.au or call (08) 6272 4900.

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