The National Patient Safety Agency and The Information Act

589 WordsJan 29, 20182 Pages
The National Patient safety agency (NPSA) is an organization that created as a Special Health Authority. The function of this organization is to establish and managing patient in order to store maintain and secured semi-current records pending to their ultimate disposal. Besides that, the NPSA also assimilating safety-related information that can helps researcher to conduct research about healthcare. However, the security in accessing those records involves the authorization from the head of records agency that essential in protecting the patient records. In September 2003, the NPSA develop a records management programme that ‘’tailored to the NPSA’s business needs and meets legislative and accountability requirements’’ (NPSA, 2004a). The objectives of appraisal and retention scheduling is to survey, identify and document each business activities that carries out by NPSA, to identify the requirement for evidence of each business function, activities and transaction of those agencies, to establish formal appraisal and retention and disposition policies and also to establish a set of retention schedules that specify the types and time period of each records will be held. The NPSA appraisal policy defines appraisal as the process of evaluating the activities of the NPSA to determine which records need to be kept to meet the NPSA’s business needs and those stakeholders and to provide accountability for the NPSA’s actions (NPSA, 2004b). The concept of the appraisal process is to
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