The overall objective of the audit was to determine whether Health's management and operation of selected IT systems:

  • met industry better practice;
  • met quality and service delivery parameters set by Health and, if applicable, by the Government; and
  • operate effectively, efficiently and economically.

The audit applied selected processes from CobiT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) to assist with the assessment of key aspects of Health's management and operation of IT. The audit builds on ANAO's earlier IT audits using CobiT.