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Privacy declaration.

Version 1, last modified date 30/05/2018

Protection of personal data and health data

Huisartsen Klein Antwerpen attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data and we process your personal data with the necessary care and attention to the security of this data. Personal data is all data that allows you to be identified as a person. Huisartsen Klein Antwerpen adheres to the legal provisions regarding the protection of personal data and the rights you have as a patient (including the new European regulation and the law on patients' rights). The personal data and health data are processed by Huisartsen Klein Antwerpen, Antoon Van Dyckstraat 73 2018 Antwerp and are only processed for the purpose for which they were collected and only for as long as this is necessary.  

 

 

Purpose of the processing

The personal data is processed by us with the aim of providing good healthcare, both with regard to prevention and with regard to diagnosis and treatment (GDPR Article 9.1.f). We comply with the legal obligations imposed on us as a healthcare provider (GDPR Article 6.1.c), and are subject to professional secrecy (or duty of confidentiality) (GDPR Article 9.3).  

A number of personal data can also be used for the financial settlement of your consultation, no further immediately identifiable data is used for accounting processing.  

Certain data is also requested for scientific research. Some of these collaborations in scientific research take place within the framework of legal obligations and within the framework of public health.  

In certain cases, employees also have (limited) access to certain personal data, for example when recording agreements. The purpose of this processing is to make the practice run more smoothly and to give the doctor sufficient time to spend with the patients (GDPR Article 6.1.f). These employees are also obliged to maintain confidentiality and do not have more access to your data than is strictly necessary for the performance of their duties. Other care providers of Huisartsen Klein Antwerpen are also bound by professional secrecy, and also only have access to the data that is necessary to perform their part of the care.  

Your medical file must be kept for 30 years in accordance with the legal provisions. Other information that does not belong to your medical file will be kept according to the legally established terms or for no longer than necessary to fulfill the purpose of the processing.  

Sharing data

The data we process about you will only be shared in the context of your healthcare with other doctors or healthcare providers with whom you have a treatment relationship or otherwise shared anonymously. Only this information is shared that is necessary for your treatment by another healthcare provider.  

If you have given your informed consent, this data will be made available digitally to other healthcare providers in a secure manner. Only if you enter into a treatment relationship with these healthcare providers will they also have effective access to your data.  

In the context of legal obligations such as reimbursements of assistance provided by insurance institutions, certain data is also shared with your own health insurance fund, or for uninsured patients at the expense of the PCSW, with your own PCSW.  

Data may also be processed for cooperation in scientific research. All processing is done by bodies that have received the correct permissions and authorizations for the processing of this data. Data is aggregated and all measures are taken so that it cannot be traced back to individual persons.

Your rights as a patient

You have the right to inspect your own personal data. You can request, view, correct and possibly change these. In certain cases, you can also request that the processing of the data be temporarily restricted. These questions can only be refused if they pose a serious threat to your health. A request to delete personal data or limit their processing is only possible if there are no legal obligations on the processing and retention periods of this data. Questions to inspect your file can be directed to your GP. If you have any questions or complaints, you can always contact your doctor or healthcare provider.  

If you suspect a breach of the processing of your personal data and your doctor or healthcare provider cannot provide a definitive answer, you have the option of submitting a complaint to the Data Protection Authority.

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