INFORMATION HANDLING PROCEDURES
Dr George Bogiatzis is committed to providing quality health care for its patients. As a healthcare provider in the private sector, Dr George Bogiatzis is bound by the National Privacy Principles provided for in the Privacy Act 1988.
As a part of our commitment to providing quality healthcare, we maintain files containing information concerning to your health history. The following types of information are maintained:
- Personal details such as your name, address, date of birth;
- Medicare number;
- Your medical history;
- Past and present medications prescribed to you;
- Notes made during the course of medical consultations;
- Referrals to other health service providers;
- Results and reports received from other health services.
We advise that as a patient of this practice you have rights of access to any information we hold concerning you. Should you wish to access this information please contact the reception staff and ask for an “Accessing Medical Records” brochure.
Handling and Storage of Health Information
As part of our commitment to preserving the confidentiality of the information contained in your medical record, we advise that strict secure storage policies are observed in this practice. Your electronic records are accessible only by staff of this practice and are protected by a security password. Each member of staff understands the importance of doctor-patient confidentiality.
Medical files are handled with the utmost respect for patient privacy. A patient’s file will be accessed by the medical practitioner, and when necessary, for example in the absence of a patient’s usual medical practitioner, by other medical practitioners in the practice. It may also be necessary for our staff to handle medical files from time to time to address the administrative requirements of running a medical practice.
Dr George Bogiatzis’s staff are bound by confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment. They sign strict confidentiality agreements upon commencement of employment that remain in place during and after employment with the Practice.
Such confidentiality requirements will be observed if it is necessary for them to view your records.
If you have any enquiries about the Privacy guidelines please contact Dr Bogiatzis on (07) 5441 4777.
*Adapted as per AMAQ Privacy guidelines