More than 60 people attended the recent Newcastle event discussing Towards an Inclusive My Health Record. The event was delivered in collaboration between the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HRMI), University of Newcastle and HISA NSW for the second year running.

The impact of My Health Record on healthcare safety and decision-making was the focus of the evening.

Speakers discussed gaps and areas for growth in public-facing information about My Health Record, and ways that both health and disability organisations can begin to engage with this digital innovation in safe and inclusive ways.

Key speakers included Professor Joanna Westbrook (Director, AIHI Macquarie University), Prof Meredith Makeham (Chief Medical Advisor, Australian Digital Health Agency), A/ Prof Bronwyn Hemsley (University of Newcastle), Meredith Allen (Deakin University, Health Consumer), Dr Sophie Hill (LaTrobe University), Prof Andrew Georgio (AIHI, Macquarie University), Andrew Ingersoll (Research Director Australian Digital Health Agency), Greg Moran (HISA) among others.

HISA looks forward to future regional events and collaborations.