People across the Murrumbidgee are being reminded that there is less than two weeks left of the My Health Record opt-out period.
November, 15 will be the last day that people can choose not to have their own My Health Record created.
The My Health Record stores important health information and is shared securely online with a person’s health professionals.
The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network CEO Melissa Neal said the feedback from information sessions and public displays has been positive.
“It’s great to see people reflect on how My Health Record can benefit them and their families, especially around the various privacy and security mechanisms that help control what’s included in their My Health Record and what healthcare providers can access this information,” Ms Neal said.
“Our digital health team has delivered information sessions to various community groups like Mens Shed, CWA, Lions, Rotary, multicultural groups, playgroups, and offered public information sessions at community halls and libraries.
“We are also attending various events like shows and markets throughout the region to provide people with a public opportunity to learn more about My Health Record.
“I’m confident by the end of the opt-out period, people will feel more empowered to make an informed decision about whether or not they want a My Health Record created automatically for them, especially if they have sought out one of our information sessions or public displays,” Ms Neal said.
More than six million Australians have a My Health Record and in the MPHN region 95 per cent of medical centres, 80 per cent of pharmacies, all public hospitals, 13 aged care facilities and about 20 allied health and specialists are connected to the My Health Record.