Having information about your allergies and adverse reactions and other medical history in your My Health Record is important to keep you safe.
The National Allergy Strategy is working with the Australian Digital Health Agency to make sure that information about your (or your child’s) allergies and adverse reactions is easy for doctors and other healthcare providers to find in My Health Record. Read our privacy and security newsletter to find our more about how your information is protected.
It is important that your healthcare providers are able to access information about a patient’s allergies when they need it. In an emergency situation or if you or your child end up in hospital unexpectedly, it could be life saving for doctors to know about any serious allergies to medications, food, or substances you might be exposed to in hospital (e.g. latex) through My Health Record.
The National Allergy Strategy is working with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) to encourage more health professionals working in allergy to view and add patient information into My Health Record.
The following fact sheets explain how to get set up with My Health Record and how to add/update allergy information.
Webinar – How can My Health Record help me if I have allergies?
On 28 April 2021 the National Allergy Strategy in partnership with the Australian Digital Health Agency hosted a Webinar for allergy consumers. Listen to a panel of experts including Marwa Osman (Australian Digital Health Agency), Maria Said (CEO, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia), Dr William Smith (clinical immunology/allergy specialist) and Dr Aaron Chambers (community GP) respond to consumer questions about My Health Record.