Principle Orthopaedics respect the privacy and safety of our patients and visitors to our site. We offer contact information, forms and booking information on line on the Principle Orthopaedics website. This sometimes results in asking the patient/visitor to provide information such as contact numbers, return addresses, referral information.
We may use this information to get back in contact with you so that we can follow up your enquiry – but only with your express permission to do so.
We do not sell any information to third parties and only use the information we collect to assist in providing patient/visitor follow up and in analysing the content on our website.
We may also look at Google analytics to see which pages on the website were visited most and what was read.
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Health information Principle Orthopaedics
In respect of Patients, Principle Orthopaedics will collect your personal information for the purpose of providing you with health care and for directly related purposes. An example of this may be for the following reasons:
For use by a multidisciplinary treating team;
Assessment for provision of health care services;
To liaise with health professionals, Medicare or your health fund;
In an emergency where your life is at risk and you cannot consent;
To maintain medical records as required under our policies and by law; or
For other purposes required or permitted by law.
In respect of other individuals, Principle Orthopaedics will collect your personal information in order to engage with you in your dealings with us and for other related purposes.
Personal information may be shared between Health providers or associates to coordinate your care. We also outsource some of our services. This may involve us sharing your personal information with third parties. For example, we may refer you to another Specialist or Allied Health provider.
Our medical records are stored electronically within Australia and we comply with all laws relating to the privacy (including security) and confidentiality of your personal information.
We usually collect your personal information directly from you, but sometimes may need to collect it from a third party. We will only do this if you have consented or where it is not reasonable or practical for us to collect this information directly from you (for example, in relation to a patient, your life is at risk and we need to provide emergency treatment).
We will not use or disclose your personal information to any other persons or organisations for any other purpose unless:
You have consented
For patients, the use or disclosure is for a purpose directly related to providing you with health care and you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose your personal information in this way;
For other individuals, the use or disclosure is for a purpose related to providing you with services and you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose your personal information in this way;
We have told you that we will disclose your personal information to other organisations or persons; or
We are permitted or required to do so by law.
You have the right to access your personal information that we hold about you (for patients, this includes health information contained in your health record).
You can also request an amendment to personal information that we hold about you should you believe that it contains inaccurate information.