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Welcome to the third edition of My Health Record news, this month we focus on all the latest news affecting GPs. If you have a positive story about My Health Record we'd love to hear from you! Please email your story to

All you need to know about shared health summaries

A shared health summary is a crucial part of an individual’s My Health Record. In this article, healthcare providers will learn the difference between a shared health summary and an event summary, who can create them, and how to create, upload, and update them as part of using the system.

What is the difference between a shared health summary and an event summary?

An event summary differs from a shared health summary in that it can be created by healthcare providers other than the individual’s nominated healthcare provider (for example, pharmacist, emergency department physician or after-hours care provider) to record a significant health event. This would inform other treating healthcare providers, including the individual’s usual healthcare provider...

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How to use Assisted Registration
Assisted registration enables healthcare organisations to help their patients register for a My Health Record. To use...

New training now available
To become familiar and confident with the refreshed My Health Record system, we have designed a new online training...
My Health Record Testimonial
A decade of travelling vast distances has taught Ray & Lorraine Gardner to be prepared and have their My Health Record up-to-date...
Setting the record straight
This month we set the record straight on whether My Health Record can be used for medical indemnity purposes and restrictions on third party access...

Changes to the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive
From May 1 2016, the new eligibility requirement for general practices to contribute shared health summaries to the My Health Record system for their patients will be in place for the PIP eHealth Incentive.  A minimum upload of...
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