New features available on My Health Record


New features available on My Health Record

Media release from Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand
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Unfiltered May 2022

New Zealanders who use My Health Record will be able to access more of their health information and update their own National Health Index information from Tuesday 26 March 2024.  

My Health Record, launched in December 2023, is a secure online tool managed by Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora that enables New Zealanders to view their COVID-19 health information and see their wider immunisation records (back to 2005).

From this week, as well as being able to view their immunisation history and submit and view COVID-19 test results, users will be able to log in to:  

  • view their National Health Index (NHI) details
  • update their NHI details - preferred name, ethnicity, gender, and physical and postal address
  • view their High Use Health Card and Community Services Card details
  • view their linked children's COVID-19 test results, and 
  • view some NHI details for their linked children. 

Health NZ director sector digital channels Michael Dreyer says, “We are now empowering consumers and whānau to proactively determine their own identity information, including ethnicity and gender. This is a start to the shift towards empowering people with access to and control over their own health information, and a significant enabler for improving the data quality of this important demographic information.”

Over time, further health information will be available on My Health Record, such as current and past medications and lab results, complementing the information provided through GP patient portals. 

“Providing digital services to help people access their health information is an important part of health sector reform. My Health Record builds on the technology developed for COVID-19 by reusing and redeveloping the My Covid Record platform to create a more comprehensive personal health record,” Mr Dreyer says.

People can log in to using their My Health Account login details, which many people set up when they were using My Covid Record.