|Title:||Information Technology Policies|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 1924/05|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 3 March 2005|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This Operational Circular outlines Information Technology Policy revisions and new developments approved for circulation throughout WAGHS by the State Health Executive Forum, February 2005. The policies are:
|Period of effect:||from 8 March 2005|
|Authorised by:||Mr Terry Lennard, Director, Information Policy Directorate, 03-Mar-2005|
|Print version:||View print version|
Information Technology Policies
Network Access Standard (S06/0205)
The Network Access Standard (S06/0205) replaces the standard (S06/0103). This revised standard includes 3 additional access methods to the Department of Health's network. These access methods are:
Computer Software - Intellectual Property Rights and Conflict of Interest Guideline (G07/0205)
The Computer Software - Intellectual Property Rights and Conflict of Interest Guideline (G07/0205) replaces the guideline (G07/1295). The guideline has been revised to comply with the WA Government Intellectual Property Policy and Best Practice Guidelines, 2003 applicable to all Western Australian Government Agencies. The revised guideline includes reference to software copyright provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 as amended, and guidance on use of Open-Source Software, Shareware and Freeware.
Electronic Messaging Guideline (G15/0205)
A new Electronic Messaging Guideline (G15/0205) has been developed to establish a set of principles and practices to support the efficient and effective use of the WAGHS e-mail facility The main focus of the guideline is towards raising the awareness of the considerable resource expense associated with supporting the email facility and the effect of its indiscriminate and inappropriate use. The guideline provides a set of principles to follow when using email and, includes reference links to associated policy, technical user guides, training, and support services.
Guidelines for Using Health Insurance Commission's (HIC) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) (G16/0205)
DoH's Acceptable Use Standard (S10/0503) prohibits the transmission of unsecured confidential or commercially sensitive information over the Internet. One secure method offered by a number of organisations is the use of Public Key Infrastructure, which is a means of enabling encrypted messaging supporting authentication, integration, non-repudiation and confidentiality using digital certificates with paired public and private keys. The Health Insurance Commission has set up its own Private Key Infrastructure services to support its activities and have made it available to Australian health care organisations. The Guidelines for Using Health Insurance Commission's (HIC) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) (G16/0205) has been developed to support those WAGHS entities planning to communicate securely over the Internet with other Australian health industry organisations who are registered users of HIC's PKI services.
The revised policies has been endorsed by the State Health Executive Forum (February 2005) and are available on HOLII at http://intranet.health.wa.gov.au/ITPolicy/home/.
Effective: 8 March 2005
Mr Terry Lennard
This circular last updated: Thursday, 3 March 2005 at 12:00am