My Health Record experts will be visiting the South West to inform the community about the benefits of My Health Record, and how to opt-out, if they wish.
The free events provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions about My Health Record and how it can assist with managing their health records and those of their children.
WA Primary Health Alliance Country WA PHN acting manager, Jodie Green, said My Health Record would contribute to better patient outcomes and improved patient care.
“Working across the health sector, we see the need for more efficient information sharing. That is one of the significant benefits of My Health Record as it will connect the different health providers through one system and give people more insight and control of their own health information,” she said.
“Having a My Health Record has many advantages and it is easily accessible to authorised doctors, specialists, hospitals, and allied health professionals.
“It will be much more convenient, not having to remember and repeat your medical history, including chronic conditions and medications, as all this information can be uploaded to the My Health Record by healthcare providers.”
By the end of 2018, every Australian will have a digital My Health Record, unless they actively choose not to have one.
More information on My Health Record can be found at myhealthrecord.gov.au
People who do not want a My Health Record can opt out by visiting the My Health Record website or by calling 1800 723 471.
My Health Record Community Information Sessions:
Augusta, Community Resource Centre, 3-4pm
Margaret River, Community Resource Centre, 9.30-10.30am
Dunsborough, Naturaliste Community Centre, 2-3pm
South Bunbury, Wither Community Library, 9.30-10.30am
Bunbury, Bunbury City & Regional Library, 2-3pm
Dardanup, Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival, all day
Busselton, Community Resource Centre, 9.30-10.30am
Manjimup, Community Resource Centre, 2-3pm
Greenbushes, Community Resource Centre, 9.30-10.30am
Nannup, Community Resource Centre, 11.30-12.30pm
Boyup Brook, Community Resource Centre, 2-3pm
Australind, Australind Public Library, 2-3pm