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Standard 3.4 Information Governance and Communications Technology

Standard 3.4 Information Governance and Communications Technology

Health services ensure all information is accurate, valid, reliable, timely, relevant, comprehensible and complete in delivering, managing, planning and monitoring high quality, safe services.

Health services have systems in place, including information and communications technology, to ensure the effective collection, sharing and reporting of high quality data and information within a sound information governance framework. 

 

The health service will need to consider the following criteria for meeting the standard:

Criteria

  • Safe and secure information systems are developed in accordance with legislation and within a robust governance framework.
  • Processes exist to operate and manage information and data effectively, to maintain business continuity and support and facilitate patient care and delivery.
  • Data and information are accurate, valid, reliable, timely, relevant, comprehensible and complete. 
  • Information is used to review, assess and improve services.
  • Information is shared with relevant partners using protocols when necessary to provide good care for people.

 

Standard 3.4 Information Governance and Communications Technology Supporting Guidance