The provision of quality health care is our principal concern. It requires a doctor-patient relationship of trust and confidentiality. We regard patient health information as confidential and will only collect information concerning a patient's health with the consent of the patient.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of your Information
Information about a patient's medical and family health history is needed to provide accurate medical diagnoses and appropriate treatment. We will be fair in the way we collect information about our patients. This information is generally collected from the patient, and otherwise with the patient's consent. However, from time to time we may receive patient information from others. When this occurs we will, wherever possible, make sure the patient knows we have received this information.
In general a patient's health information will not be used for any other purposes without their consent. There are however some purposes for collection of information beyond providing health care, such as professional accreditation, quality assessments, clinical auditing and billing.
A patient has a right to access their personal health information. They may ask to view the information or ask for a copy of a part or the whole record. While not required to give reasons for their request, a patient may be asked to clarify the scope of the request.
Parents/Guardians and Children
The right of children to privacy of their health information, based on the professional judgment of the doctor and consistent with the law, might at times restrict access to this information by parents or guardians.
The storage, use and , where necessary, transfer of personal health information will be undertaken in a secure manner that protects patient privacy. It is necessary for medical practices to keep patient information after a patient's last attendance for as long as is required by law or is prudent having regard to administrative requirements.
'Identifiers' are the numbers, letters or symbols that are used to identify patients with or without the use of name (e.g. Medicare numbers). We will limit the use of identifiers assigned to patients by Commonwealth Government agencies to those uses necessary to fulfil the obligations to those agencies.
it is important to us that your expectations about the way in which we handle your personal health information are the same as ours.
The practice: Adelaide Women's Advanced Reproductive Endosugery is an association of independent practitioners, and not a partnership.
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