Privacy Policy

PURPOSE

To outline the process by which data and information is acquired, maintained, stored and utilized in a manner that protects the confidentiality, maintains the security and verifies the integrity of patient or employee-related information.

DEFINITIONS

Security:

The protection of information from unauthorized alteration, addition, change, destruction, or disclosure, whether intentional or accidental.

Confidentiality:

The safekeeping of data and information is restricted to individuals who have the authorization, need and reason for access to such data and information.

Confidential (Sensitive) Information:

Information that requires special safeguards due to its private nature. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to, patient care (all information regarding a patient’s identity, treatment and diagnosis), personnel, financial and some business records.

Information Resources:

Includes, but is not limited to, computers, faxes, telecommunication hardware, software, storage media, computer sign-on codes, medical records documentation, and information stored, printed and/or processed by a computer system.

Storage Media:

Includes, but is not limited to, paper, optical disk, film and other methods of retaining information.

Integrity of Data:

The protection of data or information to ensure that it can be identified by its author. Unauthorized alteration is prohibited to ensure that data and or information are verifiable.

SCOPE

Applicable to all the data or information generated in Aster RV Hospital.

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