eConsults, under the banner of KU-MEDTECH PTY LTD with an ACN: 625 517 875, recognises delicate privacy issues that are associated with your "personal data and protected health information", and transborder flows of "personal data and protected health information" (when applicable).
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has issued recommendation and guidelines on 1980 and revised guidelines on 2013, for protection of privacy and transborder flow of personal data.
"RECOMMENDATION OF THE OECD CONCERNING GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE PROTECTION OF PRIVACY AND TRANSBORDER FLOWS OF PERSONAL DATA (23 SEPTEMBER 1980 AND REVISED ON 2013 THE OECD PRIVACY FRAMEWORK RECONGNISES THAT:" although national laws and policies may differ, Member countries have a common interest in protecting privacy and individual liberties, and in reconciling fundamental but competing values such as privacy and the free flow of personal information.
REVISED on 2013 THE OECD PRIVACY FRAMEOWRK” reference link: http://www.oecd.org/sti/ieconomy/oecd_privacy_framework.pdf
The Government of Australia has introduced the National Privacy Principles based on the amended Privacy Act of 1988.
The ten National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in schedule 3 of the Privacy Act 1988(Privacy Act) regulate how large businesses, all health service providers and some small businesses and non-government organisations handle individuals’ personal information. Reference link: https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy-law/privacy-archive/privacy-resources-archive/national-privacy-principles
Areas covered in the ten National Privacy Principles (NPP 1 to 10) are:
eConsults, also would like to take this opportunity to inform you about HIPPA Privacy Rule(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 issued by US Department of Health and Human Services), which has also been taken into consideration in preparation of eConsults privacy policies and procedures. reference link: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/privacysummary.pdf?language=en
Under HIPPA Privacy Rule Protected Health Information. “The Privacy Rule protects all "individually identifiable health information" held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral. The Privacy Rule calls this information "protected health information (PHI)” reference link: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/privacysummary.pdf?language=en
eConsults would like to inform you (medical and non-medical users) about:
eConsults and users of eConsults may collect your personal details that may include (not limiting to); Name, address, Date of birth, gender, medicare “and/or” health fund details, doctor registration number, doctor prescriber number, doctor provider number, medical qualifications, doctor specialties, payment details, medical information(if any by consulting medical practitioners or on behalf of consulting practitioners). eConsults does not intend to store your protected health information in its database and eConsults encourages independent medical practitioners to safe guard your protected health information as they would in general medical practice environment.
Your video communication with the doctor is not recorded unless requested by you with a specific reason to your consulting independent medical practitioner, which will need be resourced and provisioned by you "and/ or" consulting independent medical practitioner, eConsults does not assume any responsibility "and/or" liabilities under these circumstances.
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