First some information about us: NPS MedicineWise is the only independent organisation in Australia working at a national level to positively change the attitudes and behaviours that exist around the use of medicines and medical tests, so that consumers and health professionals are equipped to make the best decisions when it counts. We are an independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based organisation.
The MedicineWise app aims to support a patient's health outcomes by helping them to take their medicines as directed and providing a convenient location to store, access and share their relevant health information. This will help you to have easy and meaningful conversations with the people in their care team. We will also use the information you enter to provide relevant health information back to you. 'Patient' could be you or someone you care for.
In order for us to do this, we require certain information about the patient. This may include the patient's personal details, such as date of birth and Medicare card number, the medicines the patient is taking, any relevant health conditions, contact details for the patient's health care team and any measurements and test results. This information will be securely stored in Sydney, Australia, on Amazon infrastructure, in line with the Australian Privacy Principles.
We will be storing this information so that you can access it from multiple devices, and restore the patient data into MedicineWise app if you need to, for example when you upgrade your phone.
The patient's information may also be de-identified and analysed to create better health outcomes for the Australian community. This analysis may be completed by us or by third parties, however no personal information will be shared with third parties, unless you have specifically opted-in for a service that requires this disclosure. We will clearly communicate with you when a service will involve transferring personal information to a third party, who that party is and what they will do with the information.
We may be required by law or as authorised under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) to release personal information to a third party, please email the privacy officer or phone 02 8217 8798 if you have any questions. You can also fax your enquiry to 02 9211 7578 or mail to NPS Privacy Officer NPS MedicineWise PO Box 1147, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012.