Electronic health record: My eHealth Record
My eHealth Record is a secure, electronic summary of your medical information.
By registering with the My eHealth Record, your participating healthcare providers can access your important medical information, as it is stored and shared in a secure network.
It does not replace medical records held by your healthcare providers. It stores a summary of the information collected when you have seen a participating healthcare provider, such as a health centre, or you have been to a Northern Territory public hospital.
It means you don't have to rely on your memory to discuss your medical information with your healthcare provider.
Information that is stored
A healthcare provider will send a summary of your visit to your record.
The type of information in a summary may include any of the following:
- adverse reactions
- risk factors
- medical problems / diagnosis
- current medications
- progress notes
- a hospital discharge summary from an admission to a ward or emergency department
- pathology test reports.
You have the option to say 'no' to having information sent to your record. You should tell your healthcare provider that you do not want the information sent and stored on your record.
How to register
Registration is free and voluntary.
Parents or legal guardians can register children in their care who are under 16 years old.
To find out how to register, go to the My eHealth Record website.
You can also collect a registration form from participating healthcare providers.
After you register
Your nominated healthcare provider will be advised that your registration has been successful.
They will create your health profile which may include medical information for up to 20 previous visits.
Participating NT healthcare providers
In the NT, the following are My eHealth Record participating healthcare providers:
- remote health centres
- all public hospitals
- Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
The national My Health Record
The national My Health Record system is the Australian Government Department of Health's secure online summary of your health information.
You can control what goes into it and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.
For more information and to register go to the My Health Record website.
The NT My eHealth Record is currently transitioning to the national My Health Record system, so there will be one national eHealth record used within Australia.
All effort is being made to bring across the benefits provided with the current NT My eHealth Record service.
Last updated: 16 December 2016