The provision of health and personal social services is driven to a large extent by the quality of the data that is available at the point of care and the quality of the information used to make decisions that impact upon people and society. Care outcomes are directly related to the quality, reliability, access, security, confidentiality, safety, cost-effectiveness and effective use of information and information technology.
The HSE has in place a comprehensive set of information security policies which outline the correct and proper use of the organisations information and I.T. (Information Technology) resources. Compliance with these policies is mandatory for all HSE staff and others that use I.T resources to process or store HSE patient, client or staff information.
A full listing of the current approved national ICT policies with links to the full documents is provided below:
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