What is the difference between the Patient Portal and My Health Record?

My Health Record is an Australian Government initiative, which brings together an individual’s healthcare information from their registered healthcare providers such as doctors, specialists, hospital staff, Medicare and the Australian Immunisation Register.  


Registered healthcare providers may be able to see an individual’s My Health Record when they need to, including in an accident or emergency. 


Western Health is able to upload discharge summaries, pathology results and some imaging reports to their patients My Health Record accounts.  


The Western Health Patient Portal will provide a patient with access to information regarding the healthcare they have received from Western Health only, not other healthcare providers.  Only the patient will have access to this information, and a proxy if the patient has nominated one.    

Last Modified: Monday, 8th August 2022