It's time to discuss My Health Record with your patients


After a few months of quiet on the My Health Record front, the digital health agency put it firmly back on the agenda last week with two announcements.

The first was around the opt-out period when patients will be able to say ‘no thanks’ to being signed up to the scheme. The opt-out period will run from 16 July–15 October, and from year’s end, patients will be automatically ‘opted in’.

For practices and GPs, this means warning patients they need to make a decision about My Health Record