The purpose of this notice is to inform you of the type of information (including personal information) that Technomed holds, how that information is used, who we may share that information with, and how we keep it secure and confidential.
What we do
We receive ECG (heart) tracings from doctors and patients, analyse them, and send a report back to the doctor or patient to indicate any abnormality that may need treatment. This is all done through the Internet, using specialist software. This means that we can return the report to the patient or doctor as quickly as possible
How we use information
The information is solely for the use of the patient or doctor requesting it. By giving an accurate report we are able to advise the doctor or patient of any next steps necessary to help ensure good health. We may select a small sample for audit and quality purposes.
The information is retained by us in line with the recommendations in Records Management: NHS Code of Practice.
Personal and Confidential information
We will hold basic details about issues such as your name and age, and the GP practice you attend. We may have basic information about any drug treatment you are taking, but normally little information about current state of health or other details about you.
Your information is shared only you or with the professional person requesting the test. We select a number of heart tracings for audit and quality purposes. These are normally anonymised, and are seen only by clinicians and technicians governed by a code of confidentiality.
Keeping information secure and confidential
All information is held on a secure servers to the level of security and approved by the HSCIC.
We maintain our legal duty of confidentiality to you at all times. We will only ever use or pass on information about you if others involved in your care have a genuine need for it. We will not disclose your information to third parties without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as when the health or safety of others is at risk or where the law requires information to be passed on.
You have a right under the Data Protection Act 1998 to find out what information we hold about you. This is known as ‘the right of subject access’. If you would like to make a subject access request, please make this request in writing to the Managing Director. If you would like to know more about how we use your information, or if you do not want us to use your information in any way, please contact
Contact for queries
The Data controller responsible for keeping your information confidential is: