Information Lifecycle Management Policy

Applicable to: All Health Service Providers

Description: The Information Lifecycle Management Policy assists WA Health mange the follow of information from creation and initial storage to the time when it becomes obsolete. The policy outlines best practice to ensure data within WA Health is managed efficiently and effectively over time to meet its legal, professional and ethical responsibilities.

Information Lifecycle Management Policy

WA Health collects, stores, uses and discloses large volumes of information. Managing information through each phase of the lifecycle provides WA Health the ability to monitor and effectively manage patient care, strategic and operational resources and meet legislative requirements.

The Information Lifecycle Management Policy depicts the sequence of operational activities for managing information through its lifecycle, from creation until disposal, and documents best practice to protect WA Health’s information.

The activities within the information lifecycle are:

  • Collection – the creation, acquisition or capture of the information needed to support business, operational and legislative requirements.
  • Storage – retention and ongoing management of information to ensure its continuing value, security and timely availability.
  • Access/Disclosure – ensures that information is readily available to authorised users in a secure, consistent and controlled manner.
  • Use – the responsible, ethical and lawful utilisation of information to meet business, operational and legislative requirements.
  • Disposal – the appropriate removal or archiving of data in accordance with recordkeeping requirements.

Professor Bryant Stokes
A/DIRECTOR GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WA

Date of effect: 21 August 2014 to 21 August 2019

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