How we treat your data – Data protection and ScreenCancer policy
Customers who access the service that ScreenCancer provide have patient rights, providing clear privacy requirements. The main rights are stated by the Patient Rights Act, the Health Care Act and the new privacy regulation of May 2018, known as GDPR.
Patient and personal information we collect IFM the delivery of the service to you is stored and processed in an electronic data/journal system that complied with the privacy legislation (the Health Registry Act and the Personal Information Act).
We collect information such as:
Various health information related to the service
All information is processed and stored following the standards that have been set.
Disclosure of any information by any person within ScreenCancer will only take place after your consent or when there is a legal authority for such disclosure. Electronic transmission of patient information will only occur in the unidentified or encrypted form. Our system is based on a two-factor login, so that information should not be led astray.
The main aspects of the confidentiality rules consist of the following:
To provide proper health care ScreenCancer will disclose health information to cooperating laboratories, and in some cases to the GP/corporate physician. ScreenCancer will also disclose to other cooperating personnel for treatment purposes, if agreed by you as a customer.
The confidentiality is also applicable in relation to the employer. This means that ScreenCancer will not disclose any health information that can be linked to individuals to the employer without the requirement of silence.
All dissemination of trail results and other patient information will take place between ScreenCancer’s employees and the customer. You can be assured that the employer will only receive anonymous statistical information that cannot be linked to individuals. Only to the extent that the legislation provides access to the dissemination of such information.
Health information and sample results will only be used in an anonymous form. Such as statistics and research.
Among the most important patient rights are:
• The right to necessary information regarding your health status and the nature of the screening program we offer at ScreenCancer. (Patient Rights Section 3-1)
• The right to confidentiality. (Confidentiality, Patient Rights Section 3-6 and the Healthcare Acts 42 and 43)
• GDPR – The General Data Protection Regulation. Takes effect in May of 2018. This means that new and more stringent requirements are required for the processing of personal data.
You can read more about these patient rights in the included excerpts from the Social and Health Directorate’s Circular Ice – 1196 information on patients’ rights.
Read about patient rights here. (Link to patient rights)
One of the new GDPR regulations is that personal information should be as easy to withdraw as it is to give it in the first place. If you would like to delete your registered personal and health information from ScreenCancer’s program, please click here.