Information Governance Approaches for unlocking NHS data for Research Programmes: Navigating Legal Constraints

The availability of digital patient data coupled with the relentless increase of computer power promises a revolution in health care. There is a need for a seamless yet secure access to the large-scale heterogeneous personal healthcare data locked behind Hospital firewalls. Since digital patient data are seen as sensitive, they require an adequate information governance and assurance framework to be put in place in order to gain the trust of patients, as well as to comply with regulatory requirements.

28-30 August 2013, University of St Andrews, Scotland

The main objective of this workshop, held as part of the Scottish Health Informatics Program (SHIP) Conference, is to work towards promoting more positive Information Governance Approaches that focus on patient interests. An essential part of this process is eliciting real world problems from existing and potential stakeholders, evaluating proposed solutions, avoiding costly pitfalls and sharing best practice.

Workshop Speakers
Professor Peter Coveney, UCL
Professor Andrew Morris, University of Dundee
Dr Tim Hubbard, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
John Ainsworth, University of Manchester

For more information, please visit the SHIP Conference Website.


Start time: Wed, 28/08/2013 (All day)
End time: Fri, 30/08/2013 (All day)