NSLHD News January 31 2022

NSW Health email is moving to the cloud Over the coming weeks you will hear a lot about ‘the cloud’ or ‘moving to the cloud’ as eHealth NSW begins an enhancement of NSW Health ICT systems. In its simplest terms, ‘moving to the cloud’ is another move to cloud-based systems,” he said. “It is far superior technology and most importantly it’s highly secure, providing added protection for confidential information sent over our networks. “Microsoft is an industry leader in cloud-based

way of saying ‘moving off- campus.’ In a cloud-based system, data is hosted and managed off site in high security data centres and accessed via an internet connection. From early February eHealth NSW will move NSLHD staff email to Microsoft’s cloud- based email platform, called Microsoft Exchange. This is part of a wider NSW Health initiative to enhance and improve our critical health system infrastructure. Michael Bogiatzis, Program Director at eHealth NSW said cloud-based systems are the future of computing. “The industry is tipped to grow significantly this decade as more and more businesses, government agencies and individuals Professor Mary Chiarella AM who has been appointed to the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC). The committee is part of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) - the peak medical ethics body in the country and advises on ethical issues in health and on the development of health

solutions and moving email to the cloud on computers and devices will help staff work and collaborate more securely, wherever they are.” Once the emails have been successfully migrated to the cloud, staff will see no visible difference to their email. They will still be able to send and receive email in the same way, the look and feel will remain the same and they will continue have normal access to their calendar. The email migration will happen automatically on desktop computers and staff will not need to do anything. However, staff using emails on mobile or tablet devices, will need to self-migrate committee draws on expertise in philosophy, the ethics of medical research, public health and social science research, clinical medical practice and nursing, disability, law, religion and health consumer issues. NSLHD Board Chair Trevor Danos AM said: “This is a huge honour and I know Mary will make a valuable contribution in this role.”

these devices using step- by-step instructions which eHealth will send by email before the migration occurs. Northern Sydney Local Health District’s migration begins on Wednesday 2 February 2022.

For further information please email EHNSW- EmailToCloud@health.nsw. gov.au NSLHD deputy chair JOINS AUSTRALIAN HEALTH ETHICS COMMITTEE Congratulations to NSLHD Board Deputy Chair

Professor Mary Chiarella AM

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