Consumer information needs to be transmitted securely in order to meet the privacy legislation and agency accreditation requirements. Encryption, a system to secretly code the message, is a way to make an email secure and meet national standards for secure messaging. Unencrypted emails and faxes are not secure and transmitting consumer information in this way is a high risk practice.
The benefits of adopting secure messaging systems can include:
- Confidentiality, security and legibility of message content
- Referral data (de-identified) is logged for monitoring and audit
- Built in functions for acknowledgement referral has been received
- Integration with the National Health Services Directory
Infoxchange (S2S): Service-to-Service (S2S) applications are designed to promote inter-agency communication, making it simpler to effectively coordinate client care. S2S facilitates the sharing of information (with appropriate consumer consent), building a client history that extends beyond a single service or agency. S2S leverages on the Infoxchange Service Seeker database and also links to the National Health Services Directory for interoperability with Argus for referral communication with General Practice. For information and support visit S2S4networks or call: 03 9418 7466.
In order to meet current privacy legislation, client information needs to be transmitted securely.
OEHSCA uses the Infoxchange S2S system to facilitate the sharing of information and supports service providers to make more informed decisions about client care via a secure web based portal. Key features include secure sending and receiving of referrals, in-built feedback mechanism, interagency care planning, workflow management including allocation of referrals across individuals, teams and roles.
In order to meet privacy legislation and agency accreditation standards, consumer information needs to be transmitted securely. Unencrypted emails and faxes are not secure and transmitting consumer information in this way is a high risk practice.
Infoxchange meets national e-health messaging standards.
For information and support visit: http://www.s2s.infoxchange.net.au/ call: 03 9418 7466