Health professionals

My Health Record can provide clinical immunology/allergy specialists and other members of a patient’s healthcare team with better access to health information to support them in caring for their patients. The accessibility of information about a patient’s serious allergies (including drug and food allergy) is an important step to improve patient safety in this area.

Health professionals can use a conformant clinical information system to upload an event summary or specialist letter to their patient’s My Health Record that might include information about their test results, allergic status, management plan, commencement of allergen immunotherapy or other treatments. 

The following resources have been developed for clinical immunology/allergy specialists and other health professionals, to support their use of My Health Record for patients with allergy.

Fact sheetsWebinar recordings | PodcastsSpecialist toolkits and CPD For your patients | Apps | Newsletters

Fact sheets

pdfMy Health Record for clinical immunology/allergy specialists208.13 KB

My Health Record  Fact Sheet for clinical immunology/allergy specialists

pdfGetting started: My Health Record for private allergy practices363.17 KB

Getting started: My Health Record for private allergy practices

pdfEvent summaries: A guide for clinical immunology/allergy specialists using conformant software889.06 KB

Event summaries A guide for clinical conformant software

My Health Record FAQs

pdfMy Health Record FAQs for clinical immunology/allergy specialists166.45 KB

My Health Record FAQs

Use cases

These allergy scenarios have been put together to show how My Health Record could be used for patients with allergic conditions.

pdfMy Health Record use cases for clinical immunology allergy specialists1.27 MB

 My Health Record use cases for clinical immunology allergy specialists

Webinars

Webinar – An overview of My Health Record for Clinical immunology/allergy specialists

On 16 June 2020 Dr Kathy Rainbird (Australian Digital Health Agency) and Dr William Smith (Clinical immunology/allergy specialist) hosted a Webinar to provide practical advice on how to register and upload to My Health Record.

You can also view the Webinar slides pdfWebinar – An overview of My Health Record for Clinical immunology/allergy specialists4.20 MB

My Health Record for allergy communication - Presentation recording 

On 14 November 2020 Dr William Smith (Clinical immunology/allergy specialist) and Dr Kathy Rainbird (Australian Digital Health Agency) gave a joint presentation about the benefits of My Health Record for allergy communication at the ASCIA Western Australian Immunology hybrid meeting.

Podcasts

Hear advice from health professionals using My Health Record on how it can optimise care for patients with allergies.

My Health Record: Allergy management for healthcare providers | Australian Digital Health Agency

Specialist toolkits

Digital Health Specialist Toolkit

The Digital Health Specialist Toolkit is designed to assist private specialist practices to better understand and adopt digital health technologies which may support improved decision making and continuity of care. The Digital Health Specialist Toolkit contains interviews, guides, CPD-accredited learning modules and demonstration videos.

Digital Health Specialist Toolkit

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) resources

On 4 March 2020 Professor Steven Boyages (RACP) and Carey Doolan (Australian Digital Health Agency) hosted a Webinar to provide practical advice to physicians on how to register and upload to My Health Record.

The recording is available here and you can also view the Webinar slides  pdfRACP Webinar March 20201.94 MB

MHR Getting Started

The RACP has developed a My Health Record – Physician Toolkit with CPD credits available for accessing their Online Learning Resources.

For your patients

The National Allergy Strategy My Health Record Project Working Group is encouraging consumers to add information about serious and life-threatening allergies, if this information is missing in their My Health Record. We have developed the following guides in consultation with ASCIA members on the Working Group and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia. If your practice or hospital clinical information system does not currently upload patient information into My Health Record, you can support your patients to add the information themselves by providing them with a copy of these guides.

How to add allergy information into My Health Record: A guide for consumers provides step by step instructions for patients to correctly enter, view and update their allergy information (if they have been confirmed not allergic). There is a section for their doctor or specialist to write the substance and reaction type, so they know the correct wording to add. 

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

Getting set up with My Health Record A guide for consumersGetting set up with My Health Record: A guide for consumers is for patients who wish to register for a My Health Record. Consumers will need to complete this step before being able to add allergy information.  

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

 

My Health Record apps 

Your patients can securely view the health information in their record through the Healthi or HealthNow apps. This includes allergies, medicines, immunisations as well as COVID-19 pathology results.

Your health is in your hands | Australian Digital Health Agency

Newsletters for health professionals

Communicating patient allergy information using My Health Record - New resources available | 11 March 2021

Digital health tools for specialist practices - a panel discussion webinar | 16 February 2021 - 15 February 2021

Learn how to use My Health Record in a virtual classroom - 5 February 2021

My Health Record: On-demand training sessions and new FAQ resource for clinical immunology/allergy specialists - 30 October 2020

Webinar: Using Digital Health Technologies in Allied Healthcare - 22 July 2020

My Health Record ‘how to’ guides for clinical immunology/allergy specialists - 24 June 2020

Webinar: Making the most of My Health Record for clinical immunology/allergy specialists - 25 May 2020

My Health Record and your patients – Understanding consent, privacy and security - 7 May 2020

Connecting specialists to patient health information with My Health Record - 27 March 2020

Using My Health Record: Fact sheet for clinical immunology/allergy specialists - March 2020

Using My Health Record for patient care - November 2019

Content updated July 2021

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