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President of the AMA in Tasmania Dr John Davis reminds Tasmanians that your My Health Record is active from tomorrow unless you have opted out.

The AMA supports the principle behind the My Health Record and well managed it is a positive for health. However, with any new initiative, especially one of this size, there will
always be some introductory problems.

Dr Davis suggested that all Tasmanians young and old need to be aware of the settings and content of their My Health Record and ask their doctor to ensure their My Health Record is
working for them and their own health interests.

Privacy is paramount.

There are some concerns about privacy and confidentiality of My Health Record particularly for vulnerable people such as those Tasmanians trying to escape from domestic violence
and children between the ages of 14 and 17 who may be discouraged from seeing their doctor if their parents are automatically advised.

The AMA will be contacting its members reminding them of these sensitive issues.

Further information can be found online - www.myhealthrecord.gov.au

ENDS

MEDIA CONTACT: Dr John Davis 0488 142 033 – PRESIDENT AMA TASMANIA


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