Definition of ‘Your Heart Forecast’
‘Your Heart Forecast’ is a set of computer based tools created by Enigma Publishing, jointly with the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health, and originally in collaboration with the Heart Foundation (of New Zealand).
These tools are expected to be used by clinical users and end consumers alike. They collect information of a clinical nature which describe risk factors relating to an individual’s CVD Risk. These tools can be used to generate a personalised CVD Risk profile by entering only clinical information -No personally identifiable information is required to use these tools to generate a personalised CVD Risk profile.
In addition to the basic risk profiling functions, the Clinical version of the tool makes an offer to the individual for their risk profile (including their clinical information used to derive that profile) to be stored with a personal invitation (a Key) being sent to a mobile phone by SMS, or by email. This feature allows the end user (who may be a patient within a doctor’s clinic) to have their profile taken from that clinical setting, and made available to them again in their own choice of external setting (home / work etc).
Permissible use of data
In order to facilitate the storage and forwarding of this clinical case, details are written to a database and then made available through that end user upon presenting their valid key into a website (yhf.co.nz), details are contained in their invitation message.
The cellphone number and email address details are used to deliver the personal invitation messages, and are stored within the database to allow personalised support if requested by the end user and are used to deliver the invitations. Examples of this may include (but are not specifically limited to) helping the end user through the transition between Clinical and Consumer tools should an error occur.
- This information will be used to address and send the invitation SMS and or email based invitation message.
- At no time will personal details be used to make contact with end users who have not made a request for such assistance.
- At no time will personal details be referenced for any purpose other than providing this kind of assistance.
- At no time will any personal details be shared with any third party without the prior consent of the end user.
Any individual may request (under the privacy act) information held relating to them, and can request amendments / corrections of that information. The custodians of this database are Enigma you can place such a request to the General Manager.