PRACTITIONERS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I wish to access Apex Radiology’s Patient Archiving Communications System (PACS) and/or Radiology Information System (RIS) as described above.
1. In this Agreement ’confidential information’ means:
(a) all information disclosed or made available to me by Apex Radiology or through the Apex Radiology PACS/RIS systems, including information concerning patients’ examinations and examination reports;
(b) my Apex Radiology PACS/RIS passwords (or equivalent);
(c) any information about the personnel, advisers and associates of Apex Radiology; and
(d) any matter relating to the affairs of Apex Radiology,
provided that confidential information will not include any of the above which is in the public domain (unless through my breach of this Agreement).
Terms and Conditions
2. I agree with Apex Radiology as follows:
(a) I will treat the confidential information as confidential.
(b) I will only access and use the confidential information to the extent necessary for the ‘reason for access’ nominated above.
(c) I will not disclose or make available the confidential information to another person, except an officer, employee or adviser of my Organisation to the extent necessary for the ‘reason for access’ nominated above.
(d) I will take all reasonable steps to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of the confidential information.
(e) Nothing in this Agreement gives me any proprietary or other rights to the confidential information, either expressly or by implication.
(f) I will keep the confidential information secure and protected from any use, disclosure or access which is inconsistent with this Agreement.
(g) I will comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and all laws and Apex Radiology policies which protect the privacy, confidentiality or security of the confidential information.
(h) I will promptly notify Apex Radiology if I suspect, or become aware of, any actual or potential loss, unauthorised access, use, storage, copying or disclosure of the confidential information.
(i) I will promptly co-operate with Apex Radiology in relation to any audit, review or incident response relating to the privacy, confidentiality and security of the confidential information.
(j) I will on request from Apex Radiology immediately destroy, permanently delete or return the confidential information to Apex Radiology as directed by Apex Radiology.
3. Where I disclose or make available the confidential information to another person (‘recipient’), I must ensure that each recipient strictly observes all of my obligations under this Agreement as if those obligations were imposed on the recipient.
4. I must not disclose my log in password to any other party and agree to be responsible for any PACS/RIS access under my login and any consequences of that access. I am aware that Apex Radiology is able to track all activity in relation to access to data on PACS/RIS.
5. I agree that Apex Radiology may suspend, disable, block or terminate my access to PACS/RIS immediately for breach of this Agreement or for any other reason.
6. I warrant to Apex Radiology that I have the authority to enter into this Agreement, both on my own behalf as an individual, and where applicable on behalf of the Organisation nominated above (as though the terms “I”, “me” and “my” also apply to that Organisation).
7. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid under the law of any jurisdiction, that provision is enforceable in that jurisdiction to the extent that it is not invalid.
8. If Apex Radiology fails to enforce any of its rights under this Agreement, that does not mean Apex Radiology waives those rights. If I fail to enforce any of my rights under this Agreement, that does not mean I waive those rights.
9. This Agreement is binding on Apex Radiology and me if I accept this Agreement by clicking ‘I agree’ below, and Apex Radiology grants me access to its PACS or RIS system (or both).
10. I understand that I may print or save a copy of this page for my records of this Agreement.
11. This Agreement continues without limitation in time in respect of confidential information acquired prior to termination of my access to PACS/RIS.