29 July My Health Record kits being distributed to Australian healthcare providers July 29, 2018 By Jasmine Harvey Announcement, Digital Health, Digital Health Agency My Health Record, Education 0 The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce nearly 20,000 My Health Record education kits are being distributed to healthcare providers and Australia Post offices across Australia. The kits will equip providers and Agency partners with information and resources to help them advise all Australians about My Health Record The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce nearly 20,000 My Health Record education kits are being distributed to healthcare providers and Australia Post offices across Australia. The kits will equip providers and Agency partners with information and resources to help them advise all Australians about My Health Record. The toolkits contain a broad mixture of consumer facing materials to inform Australians of the benefits of My Health Record, privacy and security controls, examples of data included in My Health Record, and how people can opt-out or find more information. The materials include information brochures, fact sheets, posters, notepads, and tent cards. The rollout of the kits will help Australians make informed decisions during the opt-out period for My Health Record, which begins on Monday 16 July and runs until 15 October 2018. Read more Related My Health Record – Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. If people choose not to have a My Health Record, they will be able to opt out of having one created for them during a three-month period, starting on Monday 16 July and ending on October 15 2018 My Health Record update PHN Community and Consumer Engagement teams have kept busy even over the holiday period ensuring up to date My Health Record information was being provided through all channels. Legislative changes to tighten privacy and security protections for My Health Record In response to a growing privacy backlash, the Federal Government has announced legislative changes to My Health Record to restrict access by law enforcement and government agencies and allow records to be deleted by those who choose to withdraw from the system, with the opt out period also expected to be extended. Australia ahead in personal control of electronic health records An international comparison review of digital health record systems shows My Health Record consumers in Australia have more ability to personally control their digital health information than in similar countries worldwide. Independent review of health providers’ access to Medicare card numbers This review examined access by Health professionals to Medicare card numbers by using the Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) system or by calling the Department of Human Services. My Health Record opt-out period extended The Australian Government has extended the opt-out period for My Health Record by an extra month to 15 November 2018. Comments are closed.