Consumers can now access and view their My Health Record on mobile devices with the soft launch of the Healthi app, the first authorised consumer app to link to the national system since the My Child’s eHealth Record app was released back in 2013.
Healthi does not retain any information from the records, instead storing the information on the device temporarily while it is being viewed and removing it when the app is closed. It has PIN code and encryption key security.
The app includes a summary screen, two searchable document screens, as well as allergies and medications data, including prescriptions and PBS items. It also allows users to access the records of children or other family members who have given authorised or nominated representative consent, with a function allowing easy movement between each family member’s records.
The app has been made available at the myhealthrecord.gov.au website and is also available on the App Store and Google Play. More information is available here.