Cancercare relies upon the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its information and technology based systems to conduct business and provide patient care. It is essential that information and technology based systems are continuously protected and utilized in a secure and controlled manner.
This policy sets out how Cancercare uses and protects any information that we receive from users on this website knowingly or inadvertently. Cancercare is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may collect personal information such as your full name and surname, contact information, email address, health condition, identity number, date of birth, address, employment, race, medical aid.
Information we process:
Cancercare therefore processes information about your health, diagnosis, clinical information about treatment care, prescribed medication, lab results and scans
Use and disclosure of information:
We require this information to provide you with the best possible medical treatment and any other services you may require.
We may also use your information to improve treatment by compiling anonymous statistics about the treatment our patients receive, medicines used and to analyse this data. We may occasionally pass this information on to third parties but will only do so of the information is completely anonymous.
In accordance with legal requirements the medical practitioner is granted permission to disclose any information about me, including medical information and/or diagnosis or diagnostic codes, to relevant third parties (such as funders, administrators, managed care organizations, healthcare professional bodies, switching companies, prescriptions to pharmacies, and the like) for purposes of processing payment of accounts in respect of medical services which have been rendered to the patient and / or dispensing medicines; as required by a specific Act or statute, professional ethics or formal policy or directive applicable to the situation; as required by managed care organizations and healthcare professional bodies for populating databases for developing healthcare funding and costing models.
Cancercare is a member of the Independent Clinical Oncology Network a registered managed healthcare company, and that all the patient’s personal and clinical information, including ICD-10 diagnostic codes and personal identification captured on the Practice’s Treatment Plan, are collated and stored centrally in the managed healthcare company’s database for the purpose of clinical analysis and demographic studies of cancer.
Protection of Personal Information Act
The Protection of Personal Information Act sets forth several measures to protect personal data, including:
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have established suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information.
Links to other websites:
Our website contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. Once you have used these links to leave our sites, you should note that we do no exercise any control over the other website. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites.
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Changes to this policy
Cancercare may change this policy from time to time by updating this page, do ensure that you check this periodically. This policy is effective from 1 June 2016.