10 facts on the rising use of My Health Record

Coronavirus has given the system a big push, with most records now populated with data

GP uptake of My Health Record has jumped during the past year, thanks in part to the bushfire crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Digital Health Agency says.

The agency has just released its annual report for the 2019/20 financial year, which shows GPs and hospitals are increasingly sharing patient information through My Health Record.

Here are 10 key findings:

  1. The number of GPs registered for My Health Record increased to 95%, up from 85% the previous year. Nearly all pharmacies (99%) and 95% of public hospitals are now on