This submission is in response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the My Health Record system. Our submission highlight the benefits and challenges AHPA and its member associations have identified for providers and consumers.
AHPA takes a positive view of My Health Record and has been involved in a range of activities to support greater use of the system by the allied health community. We believe that significant benefits can be achieved through widespread sharing of appropriate consumer health information via My Health Record.
However, AHPA remains concerned about the lack of investment in options to provide access to My Health Record-conformant software. We also believe additional work will be required to support the allied health sector in engaging with the system.