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February 2008 report to the Legislative Assembly



February 2008 report to the Legislative Assembly


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64 Auditor-General for the Northern Territory February 2008 Report Department of Health and Community Services QANTEL IT Controls Audit objectives and scope The objective and scope of the audit was to assess IT controls in relation to the QANTEL stock system, with a particular focus on: IT application controls over key processes within the QANTEL system. The focus was on ordering, receipting and issuing stock in the catering, laboratory, prosthetics, laundry, dental, and laboratory areas; Consideration of the adequacy of interface / validation controls between QANTEL and GAS; and Consideration of QANTEL application level access controls, focussing on where they relate to key IT application controls identified above (e.g. segregation of duties). Controls that are the responsibility of parties outside the Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS), other IT general controls (e.g. network access, physical access, communication controls, remote access controls) and/or systems other than QANTEL at DHCS were not focused on as part of this engagement. Fieldwork was conducted at Royal Darwin Hospital but not other locations. The focus was on IT controls and not manual controls. The approach was based on: observation and enquiry of appropriate IT and business personnel; identification of potential risks; assessing appropriate documentation; and walkthrough testing of key controls.

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