Privacy regulations MMC general practitioner’s group practice

In order to be able to treat you in a medically proper way, MMC keeps various personal information in an electronic medical file. This is also important for the financial handling of the treatment, for combating serious health risks and for compliance with a legal obligation.

Mercuur Medical Clinic is responsible for processing your personal information in an electronic medical file. We fulfill the obligations which arise from it as follows:

  • Your information is collected for specific purposes:
    – for healthcare provision;
    – for efficient management and policy;
    – for support of scientific research, education and information.
  • In principle, no processing takes place for other purposes.
  • You will be informed of the fact that your personal information is being processed. This can be done by your healthcare provider, but also via a brochure or via our website or social media.
  • All employees within Mercuur Medical Clinic have committed themselves to treat your personal information confidentially.
  • Your personal information is well protected against unauthorized access.
  • Your personal information will not be stored any longer than is necessary for proper healthcare provision.

You have the following rights:

  • The right to know if and which of your personal information is being processed.
  • The right to view and copy that information (as long as this does not harm someone else’s privacy).
  • The right to correction, addition or deletion of information if that seems to be necessary.
  • The right to request the (partial) destruction of your medical information. This can only be met if the retention of the data is not of considerable importance to someone else and the information does not have to be retained by virtue of a statutory regulation.
  • The right to add a personal statement (of medical nature) to your file.
    In certain cases, the right to object to the processing of your information.

If you want to make use of your rights, you can make this known to the doctor at Mercuur Medical Center. Your interests can also be looked after by a representative (such as a representative in writing, or your trustee or mentor).

The employees of Mercuur Medical Clinic have the obligation to treat your personal information confidentially. This means, for example, that the healthcare provider needs your explicit permission to provide your personal data. However, there are some exceptions to this rule
Based on a legal prescription, the healthcare provider’s duty to confidentiality can be broken, but also when there is a fear of a serious danger to your health or to that of a third party. In addition, recorded information can, if necessary, be exchanged orally, in writing or digitally with other healthcare providers (for example, the pharmacist who processes a prescription and thus receives information from the general practitioner).

Information of medication can be shared with your pharmacy and the medical specialists who treat you. This includes the medication that the general practitioner has prescribed to you, but also any intolerances, contraindications and allergies (ICA data). Other prescribers and providers of medication can take this into account. As a general practice, we contribute to medication safety.

If you choose a new general practitioner, it is important that the new general practitioner is aware of your medical history. Your medical history is in your medical file. It is common for your former general practitioner to transfer the file to your new general practitioner. The former general practitioner does this as soon as possible, at least within a month, after you have asked your former general practitioner to transfer the file to your new doctor.

Then your medical file is digitally transferred by your general practitioner. You cannot receive the original file. However, you are always entitled to inspect your file and a copy of it.