We are Healius Limited (ACN 064 530 516). The companies in the Healius Limited Group provide pathology services to patients and commercial clients, and operate diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine facilities and provide bioanalytical services for clinical trials in Australia.
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified person, or someone who is reasonably identifiable, whether or not the information or opinion is true and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
The types of personal information we may collect and hold about you include:
|Billing and administration
Health insurance membership number
Date of Birth
Credit card number
Next of kin
We only collect as much personal information from you as we, and the independent health professionals who use our services, need to provide you with services and to allow us to obtain payment for those services (as described more fully below).
We collect personal information about you in several ways, including from:
When you attend one of our medical facilities to obtain services, we create a unique digital medical record for you. Every time a health service is provided for you at one of our facilities, new information is added to your record.
We take reasonable steps to protect patient medical records from misuse, interference and loss and also from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
We collect, maintain, use and disclose personal information about you in order to provide, and support and assist independent healthcare professionals in providing, you with appropriate medical care.
We use your personal information as necessary to manage our administration, including storage of data, and management of accounts and payment for the services provided to you. Specifically we will use, and where necessary disclose, your personal information:
We may use your de-identified personal information for internal teaching purposes or to monitor, evaluate, plan and improve the services provided at our practices. We will only use de-identified information (information that does not contain any personal details that may reasonably identify you) for these purposes.
Where third parties undertaking research request identified data from our medical records, we will only provide identified data in response to these requests when authorised to do so by the Privacy Act.
We disclose your personal information where required or authorised by law.
If you do not provide us with all the personal information we request, we and the independent healthcare professionals who use our services may not be able to provide services to you.
We take reasonable steps, and implement reasonable safeguards, to ensure the protection of the personal information that we hold. All patient information is handled securely and in accordance with professional duties of confidentiality.
The Healius group is subject to a range of rules relating to the periods for which health information and records must be retained. We must generally retain health information about an individual:
We may disclose your personal information to wholly owned subsidiaries of our parent company, Healius Ltd, or to third parties which are based in India, Malaysia and the Philippines. These companies provide billing, payment and other administrative services, data-entry and data analytics services to us. We take reasonable steps to ensure that these companies do not breach the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and other State and Territory privacy legislation that may be applicable.
You may request access to the personal information we hold about you. You can also request that corrections be made to it. We will respond to your request within a reasonable time.
There are some circumstances where we are not required to give you access to or correct your personal information. We will normally give you a written notice setting out our reasons for not complying with your request and informing you of how you can complain about our refusal.
There is no fee for requesting access to your personal information or for us to make corrections. However, we will charge a fee for our costs involved in collating and providing you with access to any personal information. That fee is payable before access is given.
If you have any concerns about how we handle your personal information or you wish to make a complaint on the basis that we have breached the Australian Privacy Principles prescribed by the Privacy Act, please contact us. If you would like to make a complaint, you will need to send us a written complaint (see details below).
We will endeavour to respond to your complaint within a reasonable time after it is made.
You can contact our Privacy Officer in the following ways:
Level 22, Liberty Place
Attention: Privacy Officer