Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) is joining with the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to promote the benefits of My Health Record to its member organisations.
The ADHA is introducing a digitised My Health Record for all Australians except those who opt out.
LASA’s press release, which bills them as ‘Australia’s voice of aged care’, says they will provide information to its members and stakeholders about the Expansion Program, and advise those who choose not to have one how to opt out of the process.
CEO Sean Rooney says it’s well-known that providing integrated care for patients as they transition across the health care systems is of benefit, allowing programs and initiatives to be wrapped around the needs of patients.
The Federal Government doesn’t see it that way though.
The three-month opt-out period for My Health Record is running between 16 July and 15 October.