Information Governance is the set of standards we must follow in handling personal healthcare records. Good information governance means that all personal health information is handled legally, securely, efficiently and effectively in order to deliver the best possible care to people who use our services. It also includes sharing of relevant personal health information with our healthcare providers, where appropriate.
Good information governance practice will help the hospital to ensure that, among other things:
There is an Information Governance Group in the hospital, established to drive and oversee the development, implementation and continuous improvement in the structures and processes required to ensure that: