Images and reports from North Coast Radiology Group (NCRG), which includes North Coast Radiology, Clarence Valley Imaging, Chatswood Radiology and Ryde Radiology can be accessed by authorised users. There are three categories of authorised users
NCRG staff have access to the patient information required to carry out their duties.
Referring health service providers have access to the images and reports arising from their referral of their patient.
Other registered medical practitioners and specialists involved in the treatment or care of the patient, where required for that treatment or care.
To become an authorised user, health service providers need to complete this form. If approved, NCRG will contact you once you have been set up on the system.
Privacy law requires that NCRG ensures that any access to its health records is restricted to authorised people and for justified medical diagnostic or treatment purposes only. NCRG also needs to protect its electronic systems and networks from viruses, other malware and unauthorised access.
Every individual who wishes to access NCRG's PACS must sign this document, agreeing to comply with certain restrictions and to act in a way that maintains privacy for our patients, referrers and staff, and security of our information systems. You will also be agreeing to NCRG conducting regular audits of any or all episodes of external access to its PACS, for the purpose of monitoring compliance.
I hereby request access to NCRG's PACS. I agree to comply at all times with NCRG's rules related to the security and privacy of its electronic records. I will keep my username and password absolutely confidential. I will act responsibly to maintain the security and integrity of the information systems that I use, so as to minimise the chance of any problems or security breaches for NCRG.
I will only look at my patients' medical imaging records for the purpose of providing diagnostic or treatment services to them and not for any other reason. I will ensure that unauthorised people cannot gain access to confidential information. If I need to copy or print images or other information from the NCRG PACS, I will also treat them as confidential medical records. I agree to comply with any audit by NCRG or its agents of access to the NCRG PACS. I understand that as a health service provider I am also bound by and subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW).