Implications of Managing Health related Records and Relevant Information Systems within Intergovernmental Agencies
The implications of intergovernmental agencies may forever change the way in which governments provide common services within a federated Australia. As governments seek to reduce duplication and inconsistencies across state and territory borders, intergovernmental agencies are faced with the challenge of managing health related records under differing laws and with lack of clarity on ownership of each record. As records and cost of records increases within these entities we examine if an intergovernmental agencies can ever dispose of a record or does the legal frameworks for these agencies mean that the information systems need to evolve to support these new and emerging entities? This paper will examine the introduction of intergovernmental agencies and the challenges of managing health related records and relevant information systems within these agencies, to explorer how recent legal precedents or the concept of information citizenship may provide guidance on how to manage transient records and cloud services, while also mitigating the impacts of data sovereignty.