NEWS

Sector watch update: July 2018 (2)

My health record
The ‘My health record‘ will provide an online summary of your clients’ personal health information. The record will include things like prescriptions dispensed, test or scan results, immunisations, and medical conditions and treatment. Clinical notes by GPs will not be added.

It is important to note that clients can choose what information they share.NADA recommends that staff of NGO drug treatment agencies make themselves aware of the details of the electronic health record by contacting the Australian Digital Health Agency on 1800 723 471.

All clients should be informed about ‘My health record’ and their rights to opt out or to make changes to the privacy and security controls.A three-month window has been given to allow people to opt out, and this ends on 15 October 2018.

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