Safe use of apps for My Health Record
Before installing an app on your device, including for My Health Record, make sure you adopt safe app practices to reduce the risk of compromising your information.
Using apps on mobile devices is now a part of everyday life. Apps allow us to access and share information from wherever we are. The digital convenience that apps provide must be balanced with keeping our mobile devices and information secure. Often when on the move we make quick decisions which can result in malicious software affecting our mobile devices and compromising our information.
The Australian Digital Health Agency’s Blog Safe use of apps for My Health Record provides information on how to adopt safe practices to protect your mobile device from cyber-attack.
Take a moment before downloading an app to check the app’s authenticity.
Apps that connect to your My Health Record are only available to download form Apple®(the App Store) or Google (Google Play).