My Health Record

My Health Record

My Health Record

My Health Record (originally called Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record) was initially launched in 2012 as part of a larger e-health initiative. A review of the system in 2013 found overwhelming support for a national eHealth record. Recommendations and changes made way for the record to become a faster, more effective and efficient way for healthcare providers to access information about a patient’s medical condition.

WQPHN is able to assist Healthcare providers participate in digital health. Our Primary Health Care Support Coordinators are able to visit your organisation to provide information, education and support. This can be provided by face to face visits and online training resources to assist providers get ready and contribute to the My Health Record.


For information on how to participate in My Health Record visit the following websites:




The My Health Record will not replace clinical records; it is merely a suppository to record an online summary of a patient’s health status at a particular time. Registered Healthcare providers can upload two key documents to the system:

  • Shared Health Summaries; contain a summary of a patient’s health information and includes past and present medical conditions, medications, allergies, adverse events and immunisations.
  • Event Summaries; standalone documents for a defined event of care that is clinically significant.

Accredited practices can claim ePIP an eHealth incentive which was implemented to assist practices to become eHealth ready. There are five requirements to be eligible to claim the payment:

  • Requirement 1-Integrating Healthcare Identifiers into Electronic Practice Records
  • Requirement 2-Secure Messaging Capability
  • Requirement 3-Data Records and Clinical Coding
  • Requirement 4-Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions
  • Requirement 5-My Health Record system

View more information about the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Practice Incentives program ehealth Incentive

My Health Record Statistics – at 23 October 2016

  • Over 4.2 million people have a My Health Record, with an average of 1 new record being created every 38 seconds.
  • A further 1 million people have had a My Health Record automatically created for them during the participation trials.
  • Over 5,710 million prescriptions and dispense records have been uploaded.
  • Over 9,290 healthcare providers are connected, including GPs, hospitals, pharmacies, aged care residential services, allied health.
  • Over 1.1 million clinical upload documents,
  • Currently in Western Queensland PHN region there has been a 24% increase in the number of consumers registered with a My Health Record during the past year.