Fact Sheet 3: How to participate in the Public Consultation Process for the “Development of a Framework for Secondary Use of My Health Record System Data” project

HealthConsult has been engaged to assist the Australian Government in developing a framework for the secondary use of data in the My Health Record system for research, policy, planning, system use, quality improvement, and evaluation activities.

Under the My Health Records Act 2012, health information in My Health Record may be collected, used and disclosed “for any purpose” with the consent of the healthcare recipient. In addition, one of the functions of the System Operator (the Australian Digital Health Agency) is “to prepare and provide de-identified data for research and public health purposes.” Before these provisions of the Act will be implemented, a framework for secondary use of My Health Record system data must be established.

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