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.