Auckland Radiology Group (ARG) collects personal and health related information from you and your referrer to enable us to provide our Radiology services to you. We are committed to the protection of information in accordance with The Privacy Act 2020 and The Health Information Privacy Code 2020. Patient records are securely stored in our information systems, and authorised access is allowed only for the purposes of patient management and treatment.
Your information will not be passed on to any other agency unless it is authorised or required to be released by law. ARG conducts regular audits of access to its information systems to ensure our standards are being upheld.
Your images may be able to be viewed by other Health Professionals. These professionals are able to access the digital image storage portal only if they have entered into appropriate access and confidentiality agreements. Once authorised, these professionals can access all patient images and radiologists’ reports held in the PACS (digital image storage) system when required for their own provision of health services.
If you decide to limit access, your images and information may not be available online and we may be unable to provide services in emergency situations. Please contact ARG’s Privacy Officer if you have any questions or wish to discuss this further.