Elephant Kiosks’ Information Governance procedures have been assessed against the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s (HSCIC) Information Governance (IG) Toolkit, with a reviewed rating of ‘satisfactory’.
At Elephant Kiosks we use the IG Toolkit to assess and continually monitor the way we process data, particularly that which may contain personal or sensitive information relating to patients and service users. We have recently submitted the IG Toolkit Version 13 and have been reviewed as ‘Satisfactory’. This is the highest obtainable level and means that we have met all requirements at Level 2 or above.
We all have a responsibility to implement Information Governance effectively and to keep personal information confidential. This can include simple everyday practices such as:
- Making passwords hard to guess – the best are those based on non-dictionary words combined with obscure character substitutions which hackers find hard to crack
- Changing passwords regularly
- Installing password protected screensavers on computers and laptops
- Making sure that anti-virus software is in use and regularly updated
Remember that if you want to publish comments relating to the Friends and Family Test you must make sure that the respondent has given their consent and that the comment contains no patient identifiable information such as a name. Why not give us a call about our Friends and Family Content Management System (CMS) which identifies comments with consent and allows you to publish them to your own web page.