Why aren’t more people using the My Health Record?

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Digital Health, eHealth & Service Coordination,

 The My Health Record is an online summary of personal health information that patients can share with health providers. As many as one in five Australians have a My Health Record.

But recent statistics show the My Health Record is only being used by a small percentage of consumers, and even then not to its fullest uses. So how can we get a greater return on the estimated A$1.2 billion taxpayer dollars invested in the system

An opinion piece in The Conversation by Bronwyn Hemsley (Associate Professor in Speech Pathology, University of Newcastle), Jacqueline Meredith (Research Assistant, University of Newcastle) and Shaun McCarthy (Director, University of Newcastle Legal Centre).