Only you and the people you give permission to can access your information in MyHealth Records. Every time a change is made to your record, that information is stored in your record History. You can see your record History at any time.
To see a history of activity in MyHealth Records, go to 1) Tools and Settings2) Profile3) History
To see a history of activity in your MyHealth record:1) Click Tools and Settings2) Click Profile3) Click History
Your personal health information in MyHealth Records is protected and kept private. MyHealth Records is managed by Alberta Health on behalf of the Government of Alberta. Your personal information is protected by firewalls and other web-based information protection tools called industry-standard encryption.
MyHealth Records uses a secure database to protect and store your personal health information. Only you and the people or apps you give permission to can access or make changes to your information.
MyHealth Records doesn't share your information without your consent, unless your information is needed for legal reasons (such as a subpoena or other court order).
MyHealth Records respects your privacy and will keep your health and personal information private. We follow the Government of Alberta's privacy and security policies and standards-and provincial healthcare laws.
Please review the MyHealth Records User Agreement for more information.
Your MyAlberta Digital ID has a feature called "Identity Verification". Identity verification is a process used to determine that you are who you say you are. Only Alberta residents can verify their Digital ID.
To access MyHealth Records you must verify your MyAlberta Digital ID. This is an important security feature to ensure that only you have access to your private health information.
How it Works
1) On your MyAlberta Digital ID account page, click the "Initiate Online Verification" button, and provide the required information from your Alberta Driver's License or Alberta ID Card.
2) You will receive an activation code in the mail. The address registered to your identification is used.
3) You log in to your MyAlberta Digital ID account and enter the code you received.
You can delete any information you've entered into your health record. You can also close your MyHealth Records account at any time.
If you want to delete records:1) choose the record you want to delete 2) click Tools and Settings3) click Profile4) click Delete this record
MyHealth Records protects the databases that store your health information, but you're responsible for protecting your information when using a computer or mobile device.
Tips to help keep your information private:
If you use the Google Chrome browser it has an option to "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is not running." For security reasons you should disable this feature. If you're logged in to MyHealth Records and forget to sign out, someone else may be able to get into your MyHealth Records account if they start using the same computer.
To disable this feature:1) Click on the Google Chrome menu (3 lines in the upper right of your Chrome browser).2) Click "Settings".3) Scroll to the bottom and click "Show Advanced Settings." 4) Scroll down to the heading "System" and make sure the option "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" isn't checked.
Always sign out of your MyHealth Records account when you're finished, before closing your browser, including your mobile device.
MyHealth Records is a secure account and you are the only one who has access to it. Be sure to keep your user name and password secure.
You should only share information from your health record with people you trust. It is your decision whether to share information from your health records. You should not feel coerced when making this decision. If you believe you are being inappropriately pressured to share your information, please contact the
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
to discuss your concerns.
Your health records are protected under the Health Information Act. In accordance with this legislation, Alberta Health has technical safeguards, policies and processes in place to keep your information safe and secure. Your information will not be disclosed for activities such as research, or new features, without your consent.
When you register for MyHealth Records, you have to accept a User Agreement. When you click “I Agree” this means that you've read the agreement and agree to the terms and conditions.
When new features are added to MyHealth Records you'll need to read and accept the new User Agreement.