We are committed to collecting only the information that is necessary for providing medical care, specifically in the area of diagnostic medical imaging. We are committed to resolving any problems with privacy issues as quickly as possible.
Collection of Personal Information
In order to provide a high quality medical imaging service, it is necessary for Women’s Imaging to collect and store personal information including sensitive information as defined in the Privacy Act.
Personal Information means information about an individual who is identified or could reasonably be identified.
Sensitive Information is a subset of Personal Information which, along with health information, includes racial or ethnic origin, criminal records, religious beliefs, political opinions and sexual preferences.
The type of information collected and stored by Women’s Imaging includes:
- Identifying information – name, gender, date of birth
- Contact information – address, phone numbers, referring doctor
- Health information – past medical history, medical imaging test results
- Billing information – Medicare, Health Care Card, Private Health Insurance, Workcover, Motor Accident Commission, Veteran’s Affairs details
Information is sourced from the patient, the referring doctor and the reporting radiologist and stored in the Radiology Information System (RIS). Medical images are stored on the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).
Should you prefer not to provide us with this information, it may not be possible for us to provide you with the medical care you request.
If you require further information regarding the treatment of personal information, please contact our Practice Manager. If there is a complaint regarding the use of personal information, all complaints will be investigated and responded to in a timely manner. If a complainant is not satisfied with the response from Women’s Imaging, the matter may be referred to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. (OAIC).