Why is IGT important? IGT is owned by the Department of Health. The results are shared with the NIGB, the Care Quality Commission, the Audit Commission and Monitor Supports delivery of assurance to the SIRO, Accountable Officer and Trust Board Supports the SIRO in delivering Enterprise Level Change It is mandated for NHS bodies It provides a structure for assurance by Contractors of Services Providers Patient care often depends upon good information governance practice in relation to information quality and records management as do many other NHS programmes Is essential to deliver the Government’s vision on patient control of records
Key policy areas Patient safety: –Risk management –Records management –Records audit –NHS Number Organisation performance: –Legal compliance –CQC registration –CQC/Monitor licensing –Operating Framework Patient control: –Data Protection rights –Access controls –Patient information –Pseudonymisation Commissioning/Service Management: –Clinical coding –Payment by Results –Freedom of Information Act –Corporate Records
Information Risk Requires senior engagement and consideration of: –Integrated information risk management –Identification and control of valuable organisational assets –Distributed ownership of activities that generate evidence in key areas –Ensures key risk areas are not overlooked but are thoroughly addressed
IGT security and accessibility Security has been tested by third party independent assessment to industry standards, including penetration testing Accessibility for different user types has been assessed to industry best practice standards Cross-browser support (IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox, Chrome) IGT support team contactable via national Exeter Helpdesk
“About” ‘Dictionary’ definitions: –What is Information Governance? –What is the IG Toolkit? –What are the information governance requirements? –What is the purpose of the information governance assessment? –Who has to carry out an information governance assessment? –When does the information governance assessment have to be done?