My Health opt-outs hit 10%
One in 10 people with a Medicare card have opted-out of the new My Health Record digital health system.
More than 2.5 million Australians have decided not to have their digital records shared between providers.
The opt-out tally has more than doubled in the last 4 months.
Caroline Edwards from the Department of Health says authorities expected some not to join.
“The Minister indicated in July he was looking for a 90 per cent participation record,” she told Senate estimates in Canberra.
“That's pretty much where we've landed.”
With the opt-out period now closed, all Australians will now have records automatically created for them.
Individuals will soon be able to log in and manage a range of preferences, permanently freeze their record, and have their health providers upload and view information.