The federal government has provided an update on the number of My Health Records still active, revealing in a response to Questions on Notice that Australians are still cancelling the online medical file.
Of those who had a record created automatically for them on 22 February 2019, 30,402 had subsequently cancelled their record as at 14 April 2019.
Many people who wanted to opt out found that they could not, since a record was already created for them.
The ADHA in January said 6.45 million individuals had a My Health Record. At the time, the agency said that almost half a million of these accounts had been created on purpose by Australians, with the remainder automatically set up by the government during its trial periods.