Are we missing the point of My Health Record?

Despite the recent brouhaha, the online summary system could become an essential GP tool

The public debate around the My Health Record — a debate that has become high-octane in recent weeks — is largely focused on the opt-out process for patients.

My Health Record

Amid the hue and cry, one important issue is being lost. It is the fact that after the years that have already passed and the millions already spent, information now being uploaded to the system includes documents that should finally have real-world value for GPs.

These include pathology and imaging reports, event summaries and updated information on