Press Releases 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published for consultation draft recommended thresholds that patients should meet before they are referred for certain scheduled orthopaedic procedures.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Health Information and Quality Authority has today launched national guidelines on stakeholder engagement in health technology assessment (HTA) following a period of public consultation.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Health Information and Quality Authority has today published an updated catalogue of national health and social care data collections.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Health Information and Quality Authority has today confirmed that the Board of the Authority has agreed to a request from the Minister for Health to undertake an independent investigation into the services provided by the Health Service Executive at Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. This investigation will build on the findings made by the Chief Medical Officer in his recently completed review. The investigation will include an assessment of the patient safety culture at Portlaoise.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) today announced that its Chief Executive, Tracey Cooper, is moving on to a new role in the UK after seven and a half years as the head of HIQA.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Health Information and Quality Authority has today published updated health technology assessment (HTA) guidelines that assist decision makers in evaluating the cost-effectiveness and budget impact of health technologies. HTA can ensure that the resources available are used as effectively as possible. The guidelines are aimed at improving the accuracy of HTAs undertaken for the Irish healthcare system.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The first Irish graduates of a course in quality improvement science, jointly run by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), today received their certificates at a ceremony in Dublin.

Friday, January 31, 2014

An overview report of hygiene inspections in public acute hospitals has been published today by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). The report summarises information that has been outlined in the individual reports published throughout the last 14 months.

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