2 Jul 2014

In the latest phase in a series of health technology assessments (HTAs) of referral thresholds for selected procedures, HIQA is looking at selected scheduled gastrointestinal procedures. A consultation on these draft recommended referral thresholds will run until29 August 2014.

25 Jun 2014

The purpose of this report is to provide advice to the Minister for Health on adopting SNOMED CT as a national standard for Ireland, including the implications of such a decision. SNOMED CT is a terminology system that can be implemented in computer systems to represent clinically relevant information reliably and reproducibly.
Clinical coding is ‘the translation of medical terminology as written by the clinician to describe a patient’s complaint, problem, diagnosis, treatment or reason for seeking medical attention, into a coded format’ which is nationally and internationally recognised.

6 Jun 2014

This report presents the findings from the review of the governance of UL Hospitals that has been undertaken by the Health Information and Quality Authority. This review was undertaken in order to monitor progress with the implementation of the Authority’s National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare.

16 May 2014

Business Plan outlines the objectives to be met during 2014, in keeping with our Corporate Plan 2013-2015.

7 May 2014

Medication reconciliation is the process of creating and maintaining the most accurate list possible of all medications a person is taking – including drug name, dosage, frequency and route – in order to identify any discrepancies and to ensure any changes are documented and communicated, thus resulting in a complete list of medications. Medication reconciliation aims to provide patients and service users with the correct medications at all points of transfer within and between health and social care services.

6 May 2014

The report summarises the findings of the 697 individual inspection reports published by HIQA during 2013, analyses the regulatory activity that HIQA undertook as a result of these findings and provides an overview on the nursing home sector in Ireland.

28 Apr 2014

This report provides a timely overview of the work undertaken by the Authority during 2013.

25 Apr 2014

Review of international regulators and quality improvement agencies which explores how these organisations use information in their work to improve health and social care services in their jurisdictions.

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