eHealth

National My Health Record

The national My Health Record is a secure system providing an online summary of an individual’s health information and is available to all Australians. Healthcare providers authorised by their healthcare organisation can access  My Health Record to view and add patient health information.

Consumers can choose to control what goes into their My Health Record, and who is allowed to access their record. They can choose to share their health information with participating healthcare providers.

Through the My Health Record system you can access timely information about your patients such as shared health summaries, discharge summaries, prescription and dispense records, pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports.

Over 93% of Territorians currently have a My Health Record and health care providers in the Northern Territory (NT) are urged to take full advantage of the information being uploaded to the My Health Record system.

For more information go to the Australian Government's My Health Record website.

National My Health Record system and the My eHealth Record (NT)

The national My Health Record system provides Territorians with a record that is accessible anywhere in Australia, unlike My eHealth Record (NT), where coverage is limited largely to healthcare providers in the NT.

This means that over time, if a patient visits a participating hospital or healthcare provider anywhere in Australia, they will be able to view and send information to their national My Health Record.

My eHealth Record (NT) can only be managed through a participating healthcare provider in the Northern Territory, Kimberley Region of Western Australia and northern South Australia.

Transition

The national My Health Record does not replace existing medical records, but will provide an online summary of a patient’s key health information that other healthcare providers have uploaded.

NT Health hospitals and remote community health centres are all connected to the national My Health Record system, any new health information a consumer has elected to share will be sent to their national My Health Record, if they have one.

Historical information in the My eHealth Record (NT) will still be available.

eHealth policy

NT Health employees, contractors and healthcare providers can read about their responsibilities in accessing and using the national My Health Record system in the National eHealth record system participation policy.

Read the National eHealth record system implementation guidelines.

The other services operated by the Digital Health Services include:

Contact

National My Health Record 
Phone: 1800 723 471 (select option 2)

myhealthrecord.gov.au

NT My eHealth Record
Service.Centre@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 07 August 2019