3 Oct 2015

Speaking notes, Phelim Quinn, CEO of HIQA, at the Irish Hospital Consultants Association Conference, 3 October 2015.

1 Oct 2015

In 2013 the Authority published the National Standard Demographic Dataset and Guidance for use in health and social care settings in Ireland. We are now undertaking a revision of that standard.

9 Sep 2015

At the request of the Department of Health, HIQA has evaluated changes to the national infant BCG vaccination programme proposed by the National Immunisation and National TB Advisory Committees.

6 Aug 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.

5 Aug 2015

The Authority has developed these standards to support the health identifiers operator as it sets up and maintains two new national registers. Both health service providers and service users can be uniquely identified, which ultimately leads to improvements in patient safety.

24 Jul 2015

This guide outlines the Authority’s monitoring and quality improvement programme for unannounced inspections of patients’ nutrition and hydration in public acute hospitals. The aim of the programme is to review the arrangements in place to ensure that patients are adequately assessed, managed and evaluated to effectively meet their individual nutrition and hydration needs.

16 Jul 2015

In 2010, the Authority published its Budget Impact Analysis Guidelines (updated in 2014) as part of its suite of HTA guidelines. These guidelines are limited to the methodological guidance on the conduct of budget impact analysis (BIA) and are intended to promote best practice in BIA.

7 Jul 2015

HIQA has produced a substantial amount of recommendations and learning for public hospitals in Ireland through its various investigations and other regulatory work. This document communicates some of this learning to support public hospitals to implement the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare to generate an awareness of how the Standards relate to real-world care delivery.

3 Jul 2015

In 2014, the Health Information and Quality Authority (the Authority, or HIQA) carried out 758 inspections of 549 nursing homes, 58% of which were unannounced and 42% announced.

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