Publications

2 Dec 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.

1 Dec 2014

Following a request from the previous Minister for Health, the Health Information and Quality Authority agreed to undertake a health technology assessment of public access defibrillation in Ireland.

26 Nov 2014

The Authority has published six recommendations for a more integrated approach to national health and social care data collections.

National collections in Ireland have evolved over time in a largely uncoordinated fashion. This results in service users being asked to provide the same information on multiple occasions. This in turn prevents the safe, effective, transfer of information.

21 Nov 2014

1. Code of Governance
This code describes the key roles and responsibilities within the Authority and the procedures and protocols that are core to good governance. An accompanying document containing policies and procedures for governing the business of the Board forms part of the Governance framework.
2. Code of Business Conduct

21 Nov 2014

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.

30 Sep 2014

Health technology assessment (HTA) has been described as ‘a multidisciplinary process that summarises information about the medical, social, economic and ethical issues related to the use of a health technology in a systematic, transparent, unbiased, robust manner’.

30 Sep 2014

Health technology assessment (HTA) has been described as ‘a multidisciplinary process that summarises information about the medical, social, economic and ethical issues related to the use of a health technology in a systematic, transparent, unbiased, robust manner’.

29 Sep 2014

The Health Information and Quality Authority recognises the importance of increasing the quality and safety of care for all children, especially children who are particularly vulnerable and are living away from their families. These Draft national standards for special care units have been developed to ensure that children living away from home are provided with safe, high quality services.

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