General practices are leading the charge in signing up to My Health Record, while Australian pharmacies have signed up to the My Heath Record system in record numbers over the past year, according to new data released by the Australian Digital Health Agency.
In April 2018, 82% of general practices were connected to My Health Record, which grew to 92% in April 2019. General practitioners are also viewing and using My Health Record more often.
In April 2018, prior to the beginning of the opt-out period, only 33% of pharmacies were registered with My Health Record, which climbed to 83% as at April 2019. Pharmacists are also uploading and viewing My Health Record more often, with a 667% increase in the number of dispense records uploaded to My Health Record and a 942% increase in the number of record views, comparing April 2018 to April 2019.
- Australian Digital Health Agency: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/news-and-media/media-releases/general-practices-signed-my-health-record
- Australian Digital Health Agency: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/news-and-media/media-releases/sign-ups-my-health-record-pharmacies
- My Health Record: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/