It's crunch time for the 'My Health Thing'


It's less than a week until the opt-out period for My Health Record starts. If patients don’t opt out between 16 July and 15 October, they will have a record created automatically, filled with two years of MBS and PBS data for starters.

The Australian Digital Health Agency has to persuade patients of the importance of My Health Record while also ensuring they know about opting out if they don’t share the agency’s optimism.

The deadline has coincided with a qualitative study detailing exactly why some patients aren’t hot on joining the