National Blood Authority implements secure collaboration

Working on behalf of the Commonwealth, six State and two Territory Governments, secure collaboration is critical to the National Blood Authority (NBA) being able to ensure a safe and secure blood supply to all Australians. But with sensitive health information being shared, the NBA has to ensure strict information governance.

NBA searched for a collaboration platform that was secure, locally hosted and importantly, ensured complete auditability and traceability of information before implementing Objective Connect.

Objective Connect is used across the NBA whenever there is a need to work with anyone outside of the organisation. Committee Papers, tender evaluations, benchmarking data, expert panel reviews and even source-code from ICT systems developed by the NBA is all now securely shared using Objective Connect.

For staff it means that sharing files externally is now no different than sharing with someone in the office. It's all integrated back to HP TRIM.

There was no other option. We wanted something that would integrate into HP TRIM, gave us the full audit trails and that was IRAP assessed.

Peter O’Halloran

Executive Director and CIO, National Blood Authority