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 allergies and adverse reactions is easy for doctors and other health care providers to find in your My Health Record.

My Health Record uses high level security and protection, just like online banking to safeguard your information. By law, only the healthcare providers giving you medical care can look at your My Health Record. You can choose what information is in your My Health Record, and who you share it with. By default, documents in My Health Record are set to general access for healthcare providers.

It is important that your health care providers are able to access information about your 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 any food, latex or other medication allergies through your My Health Record. Read our privacy and security newsletter for more information.

The National Allergy Strategy is working with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy to encourage more health professionals working in allergy to access and upload patient information into My Health Record.

Newsletters

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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National Allergy Strategy Websites and Courses

All about Allergens
All about Allergens
The next step for cooks and chefs
The next step for cooks and chefs
Authorised Officers Resources
All about Allergens AO
Food allergy prevention
e-training for health professionals
Food allergy prevention e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis
e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis e-training for health professionals
Food Allergy Education
for the community
Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
250K for teens and young adults
250K
Nip Allergies in the Bub

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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