NHS Hospitals

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 2nd February 2009.

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Photo of Richard Simpson Richard Simpson Labour

Question S3W-20133

To ask the Scottish Executive what quality assurance measures are in place to ensure that no patient information is deleted from accident and emergency unit monitoring screens prior to being seen and treated.

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

In relation to the Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) only EDIS administrators are able to delete information. EDIS administrators are normally senior clinicians or senior members of staff or members of the IT department and there would be an audit trail if any information was deleted.

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