“Personal information” is information or an opinion (in a recorded form or otherwise) about an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual. This includes an individual’s name, date of birth, contact details and information about the individual’s health.
The PAT Application is a computer application that helps patients and their healthcare team create thorough care plans, securely share them and keep them up to date.
When you use the PAT Application, we collect and store the following information:
This information is fundamental to the functionality of the PAT Application, and the collection and storage of this information enables PAT to customise your care plan to your medical conditions and to give clinicians the information they need to work on your care plan.
OUR PURPOSES FOR HANDLING PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information:
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
PAT is committed to protecting the security of your information. We employ security measures designed to protect your information from misuse, interference and loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
All data associated with the PAT Application will be stored in Australia using cloud storage facilities that are operated by Google. We maintain other electronic (e-security) measures for the purposes of securing personal information, such as passwords and firewalls. The personal information we hold is treated as confidential and only accessed when necessary. When we disclose personal information to others, we seek to ensure that they are bound by obligations of privacy.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Except for exceptional circumstances, all the information we hold about you should be stored on the PAT Application. The appropriate way for you obtain a copy of your entire PAT Application record is for you to contact your GP Practice, which can download it on the spot. You may also contact us for a copy, though we will need to verify your identity before providing you with a copy. Similarly, the appropriate way for you to correct information we hold about you is to ask your health practitioner to do so. Again, you can also ask us to correct that information, but your health practitioner is in a better position to correct the information.
If we refuse to provide you with access to your personal information, we will provide you with written notice stating our reasons. We may seek to recover our reasonable costs (if any) for providing you with access to any of the personal information we hold about you.
If you wish to remove your data you should contact the medical practice that has set up your medical record in the PAT Application. After they download your data to their system it can be archived from ours. Please note that Australian legislation prohibits medical records from being completely erased earlier than 7 years from last entry for adults, or until the age of 25 for children.
QUESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS
If you have any questions or you believe that we have not complied with our obligations under the Privacy Act, or you believe that the information we hold about you is incorrect or has been compromised, please contact us in writing at https://www.patsoftware.com.au/contact.
We will respond to any question or complaint as soon as possible. If you do not agree with or are dissatisfied with our response, you can contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 1300 363 992 to lodge a complaint.