Information Governance and Risk Stratification: Advice and Options for CCGs and GPs – NHS England – 14 June 2013

Posted on June 18, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: , , |

Information Governance and Risk Stratification: Advice and Options for CCGs and GPs – NHS England – 14 June 2013

“Key points

 Risk stratification tools can help determine which people in a population are at high risk of experiencing outcomes, such as unplanned hospital admissions, that are simultaneously: undesirable for patients; costly to the health service; and potential markers of low-quality care.
 Also known as predictive risk models, these tools are used widely in the NHS, both for:
o analysing the health of a population (“risk stratification for commissioning”); and
o targeting additional preventive care interventions, such as the support of a community matron, to high-risk patients (“risk stratification for case finding”).
 The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has complicated the legal landscape relating to risk stratification (see page 10).
 In this paper, we:
o explain the information governance issues relating to risk stratification
o provide a checklist of steps that GP practices, CCGs, and other organisations involved in risk stratification should undertake to comply with the law (see page 13)
o describe a range of options (options A to F) that t CCGs can use in order to conduct risk stratification legally (see page 17)”

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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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