My Health Record hits 4 million subscribers

The number of registered people equals 17% of all Australians, says Health Minister Sussan Ley

Ley says following the re-launch of the My Health Record in February, there has been a steady increase in registrations.

“In the past four weeks alone, there has been an average of 2,200 new registrations every day, or one new My Health Record created every 38 seconds,” she says.

“Healthcare providers are increasingly contributing and viewing online health information about their patients. We are now seeing one upload of clinical health information from a healthcare provider every 21 seconds.”

With the My Health Record, healthcare providers will increasingly have access to at least some information about a patient, says Ley.

“This may be a Medicare claim or pharmacy prescription, or clinical information uploaded by other healthcare providers such as a specialist, hospital and pharmacy.

“A My Health Record puts the power in the hands of health consumers to decide with whom they share their health information,” she says.

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