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The Center is committed to providing reliable medical care to our patients. We make every effort to ensure that our patients receive good medical care.

We believe that it is very important to protect and manage our patients' personal information appropriately. To this end, The Center has established this privacy policy for personal information protection and will strive to ensure its implementation.

Collection of Personal Information

When the Center collects patients' personal information, it will be done within the scope of medical treatment, nursing care, and patients' medical care.
If we use personal information for any other purpose, the purpose of use will be notified to patients in advance and we will first obtain the consent of the patients.

Use and method of disclosure of Personal Information

The Center will not use the personal information of patients beyond the scope of the purposes of use, except in the following cases where:

  • the patient's consent has been obtained
  • the information is used in such a way that the individual cannot be identified or specified
  • we are required to provide the information by law

We will not provide the information to any third party without the patient's permission, except as required by law.

Handling of Personal Information

The Center strives to keep the personal information of patients accurate and up-to-date, and to prevent the leakage, loss, destruction, falsification, or unauthorized access regarding the information.

Confirmation and correcting Personal Information

If a patient requests disclosure of his/her personal information held by the Center, the Center will confirm the content without delay and respond in accordance with the "Guidelines for the Provision of Medical Information”.

Contact for inquiries

For inquiries about this privacy policy or inquiries about personal information from patients, please contact our Personal Information Protection Consultation Desk.

Compliance and improvement of the system for Personal Information protection

The Center complies with Japanese laws and other regulations regarding the protection of personal information, and will further review the terms of this privacy policy from time to time in an effort to continuously improve its system for personal information protection.

National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)

Purposes of use of Personal Information

The Center takes all possible measures to protect the personal information of patients.
The Center uses the personal information of patients for the following purposes, and takes all possible measures to handle it appropriately.
If you have any inquiries, please contact the office in charge.

Director of Center Hospital
National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)

Purposes of use of patients' Personal Information by the Center

Purposes of use by the Center

  1. Improvement of the quality of medical services provided to patients
  2. Medical insurance administration
  3. Ward management for admission and discharge
  4. Accounting and financial affairs
  5. Report of Medical Adverse Event
  6. Cooperation with in-hospital medical training
  7. Clinical research for the purpose of improving the quality of medical care certified medical qualifications
  8. Other administrative operations related to patients

Purposes of use for information provision to third parties

  1. Cooperation with other hospitals, clinics, midwifery clinics, pharmacies, hoursing stations, care service providers, etc.
  2. Responses to inquiries from other medical institutions, etc.
  3. Seeking the opinions and advices of outside doctors, etc., for the medical treatment of patients.
  4. Outsourcing of laboratory tests and other medical services
  5. Explanation of medical conditions to family members, etc.
  6. Consignment of insurance work
  7. Submission of receipts to examination and payment institutions of medical insurance
  8. Responses to inquiries from the examination and payment institution of medical insurance or insurer
  9. Notification of the results of medical examinations entrusted by employers the employers
  10. Consultation and notification to medical professional organizations and insurance companies, etc., concerning medical liability insurance, etc.
  11. Other uses related to medical insurance administration for patients.

Purposes of other uses

  1. Basic data for maintaining or improving medical and nursing care services and operations
  2. Provision of information to external auditing organizations

Supplementary note

  1. If you do not agree to any of the uses in “Information Provision to Third Parties”, please contact and notify our Personal Information Protection Consultation Desk (in the General Medical Consultation Office).
  2. If you do not notify our Personal Information Protection Consultation Desk, you are deemed to have agreed to the provision of information.
  3. You may withdraw or change your disagreement at any time.


Note: Personal information related to clinical research is protected by the ethical guidelines for clinical research and other research guidelines.