Security

An Information Security Governance Framework for Australian Primary Care Health Providers

Date Added: Dec 2010
Format: PDF

The competitive nature of business and society means that the protection of information, and governance of the information security function, is increasingly important. This paper introduces the notion of a governance framework for information security for health providers. It refines the idea of an IT Balanced Scorecard into a scorecard process for use in governing information security for primary care health providers, where IT and security skills may be limited. The approach amends and justifies the four main elements of the scorecard process. The existence of a governance framework specifically tailored for the needs of primary care practice is a critical success factor if such organisations are to move to a robust level of information security.