In this section
To provide advice to The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) how RCH protects the privacy of patient and staff personal information.
All RCH staff.
Personal Information is factual data or opinion about an individual
who may be identified, directly or indirectly, by the material. It can
be in any medium including electronic or paper records, video or audio
recordings, clinical photography, x-rays, or labels on pathology
Sensitive information is personal information that includes information or an opinion about an individual's:
Health information is defined as information or opinion about:
8th August 2020, a shared Electronic Medical Record (EMR) between RCH, the
Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Royal Women’s Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer
Centre (the Parkville Health Services) will allow the Parkville Health Services
to access a patient’s record if that patient has been treated at any of the
Parkville Health Services. Staff at each of the Parkville Health Services are
required to adhere to their health service’s policies and /procedures regarding
the collection, use, and disclosure of patient information, including this policy.
Staff must only access records contained in the EMR as required as part of
their role (e.g. if involved in or supporting care and treatment of that patient).
Access to the EMR is audited regularly to monitor staff compliance. The records
may not be retained locally or deleted. They may not be printed, disclosed,
used, or amended for reasons other than patient care and treatment and only in
accordance with RCH policies and procedures.
In accordance with legislation and with procedures, RCH is committed to
ensure the privacy of personal information and its appropriate usage.
RCH is committed to;
Chief Financial Officer.
Click here to access copies of the following legislation on the Victorian Government web-site.
This policy and associated procedures are integral to the RCH achieving its vision of 'A world where all kids thrive'.