Guidelines for the Release of Data

Applicable to: This guideline applies to all persons employed in WA Health including contractors, sub-contractors and agency personnel, incorporating the following entities: Department of Health, Metropolitan Health Services, WA Country Health Service, Peel Health Service

The Guidelines for the Release of Data has been developed to ensure data is released adequately and meets the needs of the requester. This is achieved through the proper documentation of the requester’s requirements and the completion of a Data Release Pro-Forma highlighting specific details of the data provided.

Guidelines for the Release of Data

WA Health collects, stores, uses and discloses large volumes of data. 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 fulfil legislative requirements.

The purpose of the Guidelines for the Release of Data (Guidelines) is to ensure data are released in a responsible manner and meets the requirements of its intended use. This is achieved through the proper documentation of the requester’s requirements and the completion of a Data Release Pro-Forma highlighting specific details of the data provided.

The Guidelines also aim to safeguard WA Health information by ensuring that authorised recipients are aware of their obligations to maintain the confidentiality and security of the data received. The Data Release Contract sets out binding terms and conditions relating to the use and disclosure of information and provides a useful resource for protecting confidential information.


Karen Lopez
A/DIRECTOR
PERFORMANCE

Date of effect: 14 November 2014 to 13 November 2019

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