Information: to share or not to share? – Department of Health [England] – 26 April 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: , |

Information: to share or not to share? – Department of Health [England] – 26 April 2013

Information governance review – Calidcott Report

“Patients and clients give staff in health and social care personal and confidential information about themselves all the time and they trust that we will protect the information they give. As we move to a more electronic age, where information can be shared more easily, and across many more types of organisations, the Government accepted the Future Forum’s recommendation for a review of the balance between protecting patient information and its sharing, to improve patient care. The term used to describe how we manage this is ‘Information Governance’.

Dame Fiona Caldicott has been leading this review with an independent panel of experts, on behalf of the secretary of state. The panel was asked to make recommendations on the balance between sharing personal information and protecting individuals’ confidentiality taking into account; how to ensure that we improve the sharing of personal information to support the care of individuals; enable the further use of information more widely to improve health and social care services; protect individuals’ confidentiality and respect their wishes in relation to how their information is used.”

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