Publications

25 Apr 2012

Research is essential to the successful promotion and protection of health and wellbeing. In anticipation of HIQA becoming the supervisory body for recognising and monitoring research ethic committees, this report looks at the operation and governance of these committees in five jurisdictions.

23 Apr 2012

This report contains HIQA’s advice to the HSE on whether a change in the existing Irish guidelines for the management of HIV-1 in pregnancy is warranted.

23 Mar 2012

This updated Code of Governance (December 2011) sets out the systems and processes by which the Authority directs and controls its functions and manages its business. It is intended to guide the Board (and staff, where appropriate) of the Authority in performing their duties to the highest standards of accountability, integrity and propriety.

9 Feb 2012

The report gives a retrospective national overview of the findings of the Authority’s initial inspections of nursing homes and centres for older people from 1 July 2009 to the end of September 2010.

11 Jan 2012

A health technology assessment of robot-assisted keyhole surgery has concluded that while the benefits to patients in certain surgical procedures are evident, the cost of its introduction would be significant.

5 Jan 2012

The Authority has conducted an international review of the secondary use of personal health information in the context of Information Governance. The review examines England, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

12 Dec 2011

This document outlines the approach to be taken by the Authority in developing eHealth standards for Ireland taking into account the current eHealth landscape and context. The closing date for feedback on this document was Friday 27 January 2012.

28 Nov 2011

These Draft Standards underwent a consultation process in January 2012 to obtain feedback. They aim to provide a clear set of rules to help and improve the way national health information resources collect, use and share national health and social care data in Ireland.

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