Consumers

MHR allergic disease

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.

Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets explain how to get set up with My Health Record and how to add/update allergy information.

pdfGetting set up with My Health Record: A guide for consumers238.25 KB

Getting set up with My Health Record A guide for consumers

pdfHow to add allergy information into My Health Record: A guide for consumers724.6 KB

How to add allergy information into My Health Record A guide for consumers

Webinars

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.

pdfWebinar – How can My Health Record help me if I have allergies?1.11 MB

Newsletters

Newsletter for Consumers - March 2021
Is your (or your child’s) allergy information in My Health Record?

Newsletter for Consumers - May 2020
My Health Record – Your privacy and security questions answered

Newsletter for Consumers - April 2020
My Health Record: A step in the right direction for people with allergic disease

Newsletter for Consumers - November 2019
Is your allergy and adverse reaction information in your My Health Record?

National Allergy Strategy Rationale

Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.

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Lead organisations

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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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