My Health Record - a new direction for electronic health records in Australia - Budget 2015-16

My Health Record - a new direction for electronic health records in Australia

Description of the measure

The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system will be redeveloped to adopt a number of recommendations made in the report on the review of the PCEHR.

This includes the renaming of PCEHR to My Health Record and establishing new governance arrangements.

An electronic health record is a secure online summary of your health information. For more information about PCEHR visit the Department of Health’s website.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure

You will be affected by this measure if you are a consumer, healthcare provider organisation or healthcare provider.

Who is eligible for this measure

All people seeking healthcare in Australia are eligible for an electronic health record.

All healthcare provider organisations and healthcare providers, as defined in the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010, are also eligible.

The date this measure will start and finish

The measure will start on 1 July 2015 and end on 30 June 2018.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017