Types of data

All data in Life QI is categorised as one of three types. These types are the basis for a range of important considerations, such as who can access the data or how that data is managed when it's no longer in use. These categories are Personal, Content and Meta:

1. Personal data

Data which relate to a living individual who can be identified. Within Life QI this specifically translates to the names and workplace contact details of the staff using the platform. This data is used to create and maintain user accounts. Life QI will not require you to enter any personal confidential data.

2. Content data

Data added to the platform by users to populate a project, resource, or discussion thread, such as project titles, SPC chart data, and uploaded documents.

3. Meta data

Data providing information about one or more aspects of the content, personal or service usage data. This may be held in two forms. Structural metadata is used to indicate how aspects such as projects are organised and how many elements exist within them. Administrative metadata is used to help manage the system or a resource or object within it, such as the list of organisations, when and object was created, usage data, access rights, and data counts.

Patient identifiable information

Life QI is an improvement support tool designed to allow health and social care organisations to capture quality improvement data. At no point will the system ask or require you to enter patient identifiable information, and it is strongly advised that you do not. Should you choose to do so it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with the relevant information governance policies.