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Title: Managing information and knowledge within maternity services: Privacy and consent issues.
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Baskaran, Vikraman
Davis, Kim
Bali, Rajeev
Naguib, Raouf
Keywords: Information Technology
Information Governance
Electronic Health Records
Health Information Systems
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Informatics for Health and Social Care, 38(3), 196-210.
Abstract: Methods A preliminary questionnaire was administered (n  =  52), in total, 24 responses were received. Sixteen responses were from personnel in the information technology department, 5 from health information department and 3 from midwifery managers. This was followed by a semi-structured interview with representatives from the clinical and technological side. Results A number of issues related to information governance (IG) have been identified, especially breaches on sharing personal information without consent from the patients have been identified as one immediate challenge that needs to be fixed. Conclusion There is an immediate need for more robust, realistic, built-in accountability both locally and nationally on data sharing. A culture of ownership and strict adherence to IG principles is paramount. Focused training in the area of data, information and knowledge sharing will bring in a balance of legitimate usage against the individual's rights to confidentiality and privacy.
DOI: 10.3109/17538157.2012.735732
ISSN: 1753-8157
Journal Title: Informatics for Health and Social Care
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Ted Rogers School of Health Services Management and School of Information Technology Management, Chronic Disease Management and Prevention (CDMAP) Research Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Biomedical Computing and Engineering Technologies (BIOCORE), Applied Research Group, Coventry University, Coventry, UK.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Exploratory Qualitative Design
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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