The Department of Health and Aged Care is consulting on changes to how reports are uploaded to My Health Record.
The AMA is seeking feedback from its members on the government’s changes to inform an official response to the proposal.
One of the government’s key proposals is ceasing the 7-day rule that currently creates a week-long delay between when a healthcare provider uploads a diagnostic imaging or pathology result to My Health Record and when a consumer can see it. There are limited exceptions to this rule, including the reporting of COVID-19 pathology results.
Under the proposed changes, consumers would, by default, be able to see their new diagnostic imaging and pathology reports as soon as they are shared to My Health Record.
However, the department is considering whether certain reports shared to My Health Record should remain “locked” for a particular time in some circumstances, either according to set protocols or on individual circumstances.
Take the AMA’s survey to share your thoughts on the proposal