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Catalogue of National Health and Social Care Data Collections

Date of publication: 
Monday, March 10, 2014

These collections gather large volumes of data to provide information on Irish health and social care services, and this catalogue combines information about them in a single location. The Catalogue of National Health and Social Care Data Collections was first published in 2010 and included 97 data collections. This updated version includes 108 collections, reflecting a number of new additions, while others that appeared previously are no longer in operation.

National Standard Demographic Dataset and Guidance for use in health and social care settings in Ireland Version 1.1

Date of publication: 
Friday, December 20, 2013

The purpose of this document is to remove the duplication and variation within and between service providers when collecting patients’ and service users’ demographic data. It will also assist all service providers to collect standard core data about patients and service users. Version 1.1 includes some minor updates and clarifications.

Guidance on Classification and Terminology Standards for Ireland

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This guidance aims to provide the health information community with an understanding of the systems and factors which need to be considered when adopting a classification or terminology.

National Standard Demographic Dataset and Guidance for use in health and social care settings in Ireland

Date of publication: 
Friday, October 25, 2013

The purpose of this document is to remove the duplication and variation within and between service providers when collecting patients’ and service users’ demographic data. It will also assist all service providers to collect standard
core data about patients and service users.

National Standard for Patient Discharge Summary Information

Date of publication: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013

This National Standard will provide guidance to hospital staff on the specific information they need to include on discharge summaries after an inpatient stay, making the patient’s transition back to the community smoother, safer and more efficient.

Overview of Healthcare Interoperability Standards

Date of publication: 
Thursday, July 11, 2013

This report features a thorough overview of healthcare interoperability standards in Ireland and elsewhere. These standards allow health information to be shared electronically to help patients and health professionals make decisions based on the best available information.

Guiding Principles for National Health and Social Care Data Collections

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This document provides those involved in national data collections with advice on the best way to collect and use healthcare generated data. It incorporates national and international evidence and promotes a practice that is up to date, effective and works towards greater consistency.

EPrescribing and Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions: an International Review

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The countries reviewed in detail in this report are Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland with a short summary of the findings from the United States, Denmark and Sweden. A review of the ePrescribing element of the European eHealth Project (epSOS) is also included.

Guidance on Messaging Standards for Ireland

Date of publication: 
Friday, December 7, 2012

The purpose of this document is to provide high level guidance in respect of messaging standards in Ireland for the short to medium term.

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