The My Health Record system is Australia’s digital health record system. The data in the My Health Record system may also be used to provide insight into the effectiveness of the services and treatments being provided to continue to improve health outcomes. This data will help health researchers and public health experts ensure patients receive evidence-based care and that future health investment is directed at those who need it most.

On 11 May 2018 the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced the release of the Framework to guide the secondary use of My Health Record system data (the Framework).

The Framework will be used (along with other appropriate materials), interpreted and applied by the MHR Secondary Use of Data Governance Board (the Board) when making decisions about granting access to, and making available, MHR system data for secondary use.

The Framework deliberately takes a cautious approach to the secondary use of MHR data. The aim is to build public trust in the process through transparent decision making and wide sharing of the results of the secondary use of MHR data, including identifying the realised benefits

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