research paper/review

Linking HTA to Clinical Research

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Presentation by HIQA’s Director of Health Technology Assessment, Dr Máirín Ryan, at the 3rd National Clinical Effectiveness Symposium - Linking HTA to Clinical ReseaLinrch

Health technology assessment (HTA) of a national screening programme for atrial fibrillation in primary care

Date of publication: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia seen in general practice, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Ireland. The overall burden of AF is increasing as our population ages, making it ever more important that the arrhythmia is detected and managed effectively to improve outcomes for patients and ensure the sustainability of health services in Ireland.

Health technology assessment of the use of information technology for early warning and clinical handover systems.

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Following a request from the Department of Health, the Health Information and Quality Authority agreed to undertake a health technology assessment of information technology solutions for early warning and clinical handover systems for Ireland.

Review of pre-hospital emergency care services

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

HIQA has published its review of pre hospital emergency care services, including ambulances. It contains 12 specific recommendations and other opportunities for improvement which HIQA believes will increase the safety and quality of pre-hospital emergency care services that are provided by the HSE’s National Ambulance Service and by Dublin Fire Brigade.

International review on the use of information for the regulation of health and social care

Date of publication: 
Friday, April 25, 2014

Review of international regulators and quality improvement agencies which explores how these organisations use information in their work to improve health and social care services in their jurisdictions.

Health Technology Assessments of Clinical Referral or Treatment Thresholds for Selected Scheduled Procedures.

Date of publication: 
Monday, December 2, 2013
Following a request from the Health Service Executive (HSE), the Authority has undertaken a series of health technology assessments (HTAs) examining clinical referral and treatment thresholds for selected scheduled procedures. The first group of assessments were published in April 2013 (Phase 1 below). The second round of assessments were published in December 2013.

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.

Health technology assessment (HTA) of intermittent pneumatic compression for severe peripheral arterial disease

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Authority conducted a systematic review and critical appraisal of the evidence on the use of IPC treatment for people with severe peripheral arterial disease who are not candidates for revascularisation via angioplasty or surgical intervention.

Health technology assessment (HTA) of surveillance of women aged less than 50 years at elevated risk of breast cancer

Date of publication: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013

HTA on the monitoring of women under 50 years of age at a higher risk of breast cancer due to a genetic predisposition or a strong family history.

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.

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