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New South Wales Aboriginal Health Information Guidelines

Category: Policy/Strategy
Binomial Name: New South Wales Government
Date: August 1998
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy
Location:New South Wales, Australia
Subject Matter:Health and Community Services
URL: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/im/ahisu/pages/ahigfinal.pdf
Summary Information:
The New South Wales Aboriginal Health Information Guidelines ('the Guidelines) were developed in August 1998 by the members of the NSW Aboriginal Health Partnership, consisting namely of the NSW Health Department and the Aboriginal Health Resource Cooperative Limited (currently known as the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales).

The Guidelines aim to supplement National and NSW State policies, protocols and guidelines associated with the management of health information. In particular, they are to be interpreted in conjuction with the National Aboriginal Health Strategy (1989) and the NHMRC Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research.
Detailed Information:
The purpose of the New South Wales Aboriginal Health Information Guidelines is to effectively and consistently manage health and health-related information about Aboriginal persons in NSW. This includes 'collection, ownership, storage, security, access, release, usage, reporting and interpretation of information,' as well as confidentiality and privacy (Guidelines, 1).

The Aboriginal Health Information Management Group (AHIMG) will oversee the implementation, monitoring and revision of the Guidelines. AHIMG will also develop Subsidiary Agreements to the Guidelines in negotiation with the parties to the NSW Aboriginal Health Partnership.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • New South Wales Aboriginal Health Partnership Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales
  • Aboriginal Health Information Management Group (AHIMG)
  • People
  • Minister for Health (New South Wales)
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Aboriginal Health Strategy

  • References

    Resource
    National Health and Medical Research Council (5 June 2003) Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research
    Publication
    New South Wales Health and Aboriginal Health Resource Co-operative Limited (August 1998) NSW Aboriginal Health Information Guidelines
    Angela Todd Manager, Aboriginal Health Information Strategy Unit NSW Department of Health Improving the Quality and Management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information in NSW

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