We share your individual healthcare identifier (IHI) number with all of the following:
- health professionals
- your My Health Record, if you have one
- anyone you’ve given permission to have your information.
Sharing your IHI with health professionals
Health professionals use your IHI to make sure they are accessing the right record when uploading information. Your health professional can only get your IHI from us if they provide your Medicare or DVA details.
My Health Record
You need an IHI to have a My Health Record. This is a secure online summary of your health information.
Read more on the My Health Record website.