In the Public Health System PDF Print E-mail

When your information is held in a hospital or health authority records system, it may be contained both on paper and electronically.

Some hospitals and health authorities have big computerized systems. These systems are built so that authorized health care providers and authorized staff can see and use the information in them for legally authorized purposes. For example, the health care provider can see and use the information to give you care and treatment, and an administrative staff person can see and use certain types of information for billing or other administrative purpose.

Some health authority systems may have technical methods which can be used, if you request them, to limit who at the hospital or health authority can see your health information.

If you want more information about how your health authority or hospital keeps your health information, click here for the names and contact information of the privacy offices of the health authority in your region.