Guild welcomes big-bang proposal for My Health Record

The Pharmacy Guild has welcomed a recommendation that the federal government proceed with a national implementation of an opt-out My Health Record.

This follows the publication of an independent evaluation that shows an opt-out model is more effective than an-opt in model.

The evaluation report recommends a big-bang approach to the roll-out rather than a staged approach.

The report is based on the comparison of two opt-out trials – in Northern Queensland and NSW – and two opt-in trials – in Victoria and Western Australia.