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Practice standards

Computer and information security standards

The Standards

Standard 1: Roles and responsibilities

Our practice has designated practice team members for championing and managing computer and information security and these practice team members have such roles and responsibilities documented in their position descriptions

Standard 2: Risk assessment

Our practice undertakes periodic, structured risk assessments of computer and information security and implements improvements as required

Standard 3: Information security policies and procedures

Our practice has documented policies and procedures for managing computer and information security

Standard 4: Managing access

Our practice establishes and monitors authorised access to health information

Standard 5: Business continuity and information recovery

Our practice has documented and tested plans for business continuity and information recovery

Standard 6: Internet and email usage

Our practice has processes in place to ensure the safe and proper use of internet and email in accordance with practice policies and procedures for managing information security

Standard 7: Information backup

Our practice has a reliable information backup system to support timely access to business and clinical information

Standard 8: Malware, viruses and email threats

Our practice has reliable protection against computer malware and viruses

Standard 9: Computer network perimeter controls

Our practice has reliable computer network perimeter controls

Standard 10: Mobile electronic devices

Our practice has processes in place to ensure the safe and proper use of mobile electronic devices in accordance with practice policies and procedures for managing information security

Standard 11: Physical facilities and computer hardware, software and operating system

Our practice manages and maintains our physical facilities and computer hardware, software and operating system with a view to protecting information systems

Standard 12: Security for information sharing

Our practice has reliable systems for the secure electronic sharing of confidential information

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