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What is an eHealth record?

Every time you visit a healthcare professional, or a hospital or other medical facility, important information about your health is created and stored at that location. Currently it is hard to access and share this information with the health professionals involved with your care. An eHealth record is an electronic record that contains a summary of your health information. You can add information to it and you can allow healthcare professionals to view this information and to add new information.

Discover how an eHealth record is created, what it contains, how you can use one and how it is kept safe.


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What will it do for me?
What will it do for me?

Over time, having an eHealth record will provide a range of benefits including better access to your health information, better healthcare delivery, and greater involvement in your health choices.

Hear from different people sharing their stories about how an eHealth record helps them.



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How do I get an eHealth record?
How do I get an eHealth record?

People seeking health care in Australia are entitled to have an eHealth record. You can now register for an eHealth record online, over the phone, at a service centre offering Medicare services or by mail.

Find out how to be involved in this new healthcare initiative.



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How do I use my eHealth record?
How do I use my eHealth record?

Once you have an eHealth record there are a range of ways you can put your record to use. These include listing medications you are taking, your known allergies and your emergency information.

See how you can use your eHealth record to receive the maximum benefit.



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an eHealth record

People seeking health care in Australia can now register for a personally controlled electronic health (eHealth) record.

Registering for an eHealth record will help you take control of your health and your health information.

As the system grows it will also give the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in your care the information they need to make the best decisions about your health needs.

To register online for an eHealth record today , visit www.ehealth.gov.au