Information Governance review: executive summary

The Information Governance (IG) Review report, of which this is the executive summary, describes the current information governance (IG) landscape across health and care in Scotland, and make a series of evidenced-based recommendations for the improvement of Information Governance.

3. How was the review carried out?

This Review was based on a situation analysis (Box 2). The aim was to identify priorities for delivering an improvement plan for creating a more efficient IG, assurance and security framework across health and social care in Scotland. A desktop exercise was also carried out, examining relevant electronic sources of information. In addition, the Review report reflects earlier work undertaken by relevant colleagues and organisations (a full list of sources can be found in the main Review report).

Box 2. What is a situation analysis?

A situation analysis establishes a clear, detailed and realistic picture of the opportunities, resources, challenges and barriers in the improvement process. The quality of the situation analysis will affect the success of all transformational efforts; therefore, substantial time and resources were invested to allow the best reasonable outcomes.



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