Final Report

My Health Record system

18 October 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-848-9

View the report as a single document - (PDF 674KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

(PDF 25KB)
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
(PDF 133KB)

What is MHR?
What are the expected benefits of MHR?
Development of the MHR system
What structures are currently in place to guard against misuse?
Structure of the report
Conduct of the inquiry
Notes on references

Chapter 2 - Is My Health Record secure?
(PDF 138KB)

Is the design of the system secure?
Additional security protections for individuals
Who else could find out what is in MHR?
How else could information in the MHR system be used?

Chapter 3 - Using My Health Record
(PDF 103KB)

Populating a MHR
Default access controls
Clinical use

Chapter 4 - Transitioning from opt-in to opt-out
(PDF 136KB)

Why adopt an opt-out system?
Supporting individuals to actively engage with the MHR system

Chapter 5 - Conclusion and recommendations
(PDF 42KB)

System utility at the expense of patient privacy and security
Supporting individuals and practitioners to engage with the MHR system
Ongoing parliamentary oversight of the MHR system

Coalition Senators' Dissenting Report
(PDF 26KB)

Additional Comments by Coalition Senators

Labor Senators' Additional Comments
(PDF 15KB)
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee
(PDF 25KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings
(PDF 13KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515