Have you heard of My Health Record? If I were to trust my news feed on Facebook I would say that every person must have heard of My Health Record and is well informed on what it is, how it works and the change in policy to make My Health Record an opt-out system. However I know this isn't true, both because I am aware that what I see on social media is a simply reflection of my own interests (sometimes known as an 'echo-chamber') but also because I regularly see patients who have never heard of My Health Record. So let's talk about it and why it's so important that every Australian is both aware of My Health Record and understands its benefits and consequences.
This blog is a companion piece to my video, 'My Health Record', which presents a simplified version of this discussion.