CytoBase is a centralized database that contains the results of cervical cancer screening tests performed throughout Ontario by the member laboratories. It is a population-wide electronic health record for cervical cancer screening in Ontario.
Inscyte Corporation is designated as a "Prescribed Person" under regulation 329/04 of Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (the Act).
This means Inscyte Corporation is permitted to collect, use and disclose personal health information without individual patient consent for the benefit of public health and to improve healthcare services.
The operations of Inscyte are regularly reviewed by the Office of the Privacy commissioner of Ontario to ensure compliance with the Act and having written approved policies and procedures in respect of the collection, use, safeguarding and disclosure of personal health information.