Information Lifecycle Management Policy
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 legislative requirements. The information lifecycle depicts the sequence of operational activities that all data collections go through in their existence 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 or legislative requirements.
Storage - retention of data, in an appropriate manner, to support business, operational or legislative requirements.
Access/disclosure - ensures only authorised users have access to non-public information in order to achieve business, operational or legislative requirements.
Use - the appropriate utilisation of data to achieve business, operational or legislative requirements.
Disposal - the appropriate removal or archiving of data that is no longer required to meet statutory requirements, support business or operational requirements.
This circular last updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2012 at 11:04am