Publications

19 Mar 2015

This report reviews the findings of unannounced hygiene inspections carried out by the Health Information and Quality Authority in public acute hospitals between February 2014 and January 2015. These inspections are carried out to check whether or not hospitals are meeting the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated
Infections.

12 Mar 2015

Health is information-intensive, generating huge volumes of data every day. Health and social care workers spend a significant amount of their time handling information, collecting it, looking for it and storing it. It is therefore imperative that information is managed in the most effective way possible in order to ensure a high quality, safe service.

10 Mar 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.

5 Mar 2015

ePrescribing was identified in the National eHealth Strategy (2013) as a key priority for Ireland.

5 Mar 2015

ePrescribing was identified in the National eHealth Strategy (2013) as a key priority for Ireland.

3 Mar 2015

The Health Information and Quality Authority (the 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.

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.

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