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1 Working with Information Governance

2 Outline n What is Information Governance? n Why? n Benefits n Do nothing option n How? n Principles & approach n 6 aspects to the development of an IG framework

3 Information Governance n Information component of clinical governance. “Framework for handling personal information in a confidential and secure manner to appropriate ethical and quality standards in a modern health service”

4 Information Governance n Integration/Way of thinking/Way of Working –interrelationship between initiatives –unites law/ethics/policy n A framework to provide “a positive & enabling tension” between –IT –Cultural issues –Modernisation programme

5 Information Governance in the NHS Caldicott Report HSC 1999/053 Records Management EPR /Common Clinical Systems The Law: DPA 1998 Human Rights Act 1998 Freedom of Information Act 2000 Common Law ISO17799 Quality Risk Management Controls Assurance Professional regulations Ethics, Ethnicity& Beliefs Local Traditions & Practices Data Accreditation Process Data quality audit Security & confidentiality audit NHS Numbers project NSTS/Exeter Technological & Sociological Change ChoiceSeamless ServicesProtection Privacy Health Service Functions ServiceQualityResearchManagement

6 Information Governance - Why? n Information & Communications Technological developments –portability, duplication, access, sharing, manipulation, integration of patient records and information contained within them n Societal changes – Human Rights, Ethics, Choice, Privacy n Service expectations – seamless privacy, demonstrable quality, confidential teamworking n Electronic clinical information systems

7 The do nothing option? n Confusion, fragmentation & frustration n Lack of progress n Excess work for staff n Litigation and expense n Inability to set up robust flows between multiple systems n Difficulties integrating systems into a seamless whole n inability to produce reliable performance indicators

8 Information Governance - How? n Principles & Approach n Six aspects to consider when developing and Information Governance Framework

9 Principles & Approach n Work with and understand system, process and people –confidential communities working in confidential environments n Focus on organisational structure n Focus on the user n Work on specifics, develop solutions, consider generic implications n Policy from specifics (bottom up) n Basic principles - healthcare & privacy

10 Six Aspects of an IG Framework 1. Teambuilding 2. Organisational structures 3. Service and work planning 4. Policy, procedure and guidance 5. Education, training and awareness 6. Standards

11 1. The Team n Clarify the approach –Always user focused –Advice –Guidance n service n new developments n new systems n Helpdesk –Hands on practical support (we do it)

12 1. The Team n Clarify aims –Team may be working across multiple organisations –Consistency, consensus & cohesion –Secure, confidential & quality assured systems & process –The cycle of monitor, review, audit and informed, appropriate actions for change that respect the position of all stakeholders

13 2. Organisation n Ensuring organisational and managerial commitment –Information Governance Steering Group –engage at an appropriate level –work with authority –Terms of reference –Policy –principles –organisational responsibilities –confirms standards –sets out structure

14 2. Organisation n IG Steering Group - membership n Caldicott Guardian n Director of Finance and Information n Head of IT n Head of Medical Records n Assistant Chief Executive n HR

15 3. Planning n One plan –IGT to baseline the organisation –Plan maps back to requirements, provides the foundation to apply and implement standards, evaluate progress n System n Process n People

16 4. Policy, procedure, guidance n Agreed policy n Related and documented procedure and guidance n Policy reflects reality n Policy, procedure, guidance inform training.

17 5. Education, Training, Awareness n Education and communication at the heart of the process n Develop good quality, professional multi media training materials n Design and deliver user focused training and awareness sessions n Ideally integrating with an ETD strategy

18 6. Standards n Standards currently being drawn together from the core IG initiative n Modelled around n H eld securely and confidentially n O btained fairly and efficiently n R ecorded accurately and reliably n U sed effectively and ethically n S hared appropriately and lawfully

19 Conclusion n Connects Clinical & Corporate Governance n Provides a flexible framework capable of responding to change. n Effective use of limited resources n Increases the ability to secure information flows. n Increases the ability to respond to patient choice and preferences n Creates a safer working environment for staff


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