Borneo Medical Centre (BMC) prioritizes the security of your personal data including your medical information and controls the use of your personal data to ensure that you receive optimum patient care and services.
The hospital’s procedures and policies are consistent with Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 and Regulations 2006 and the privacy principles of the Data Protection Act 2010.
This leaflet advises you of the hospital policies and practices in dealing with your medical information and your rights in relation to access to and correction of such information held.
Nature of data collected, purposes for which data may be used and persons to whom data may be disclosed
Confidential and personal data is collected from patients in order to advise and provide each patient with the best medical care possible. All information is filled securely and is accessible on a strictly need to know basis. Staffs employed by the BMC are aware of the confidential nature of personal health information and of the serious breach of trust represented by unauthorized access or disclosure to any unauthorized person.
Data may be used to provide clinical care. Anonymised data may also be used as a basis for clinical audit and for research purposes. Data which is used for non-anonymised research purposes will require further consent.
All health professionals involved are ethically and legally bound to treat your information confidentially and with the utmost care. The law stipulates that in certain instances personal information (including health information) may be disclosed, for example in the case of infectious diseases.
Data protection rights (access and correction)
Individuals are entitled on written request to obtain a copy of their personal data and to have inaccuracies amended or erased.