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Information Governance in Health BAA759


With global transformation of information in health to electronic formats, health organisations need to invest in improved information governance systems to ensure health data is private and secure. Information governance is the overarching framework of regulations and policies to support the creation, storage, use, retention, and destruction of health data. This unit will provide the theoretical knowledge and practical tools for information governance to effectively adopt and manage information governance in a health organisation. Topics include the principles of information governance, how information governance can support the information life-cycle, the impact of technology transformation, privacy and security of health data, policy and other regulatory considerations, risk management and strategy, and building a culture of information governance. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.


Unit name Information Governance in Health
Unit code BAA759
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management

Professor David Greenfield

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate health information governance theory, principles and practice to enhance the delivery and management of healthcare in Australia
  • Analyse the theory and practice related to privacy and security of health information
  • Develop an information governance policy to be implemented in an Australian health care organisation
  • Examine risk management and strategy related to information governance in health
  • Articulate the ethical, legal and political issues in information governance in health



Band Field of Education
2 020399

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