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National standard demographic dataset and guidance for use in health and social care settings in Ireland

Date of publication: 
Monday, February 1, 2016

The National Standard Demographic Dataset and Guidance, first published by HIQA in 2013, presents health and social care service providers with a standard core set of data elements to support the consistent, complete, and accurate recording of information for each service user.

Recommendations on the coordination of patient safety intelligence in Ireland

Date of publication: 
Monday, January 25, 2016

The HIQA recommendations include a new model for coordinating patient safety intelligence in Ireland and the implementation and rollout of the national incident management system.

Revision of Draft National Standard Demographic Dataset and Guidance for use in health and social care settings in Ireland

Date of publication: 
Thursday, October 1, 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.

Information Governance and Management Standards for the health identifiers operator in Ireland

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, August 5, 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.

Draft information governance and management standards for the health identifiers operator in Ireland

Date of publication: 
Thursday, March 12, 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.

ePrescription dataset and clinical document architecture standard

Date of publication: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015

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

Data model for an electronic medicinal product reference catalogue – a National Standard.

Date of publication: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015

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

Recommendations for a more integrated approach to National Health and Social Care Data Collections in Ireland

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, November 26, 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.

General Practice Messaging Standard

Date of publication: 
Friday, July 4, 2014

Messaging standards outline the structure, content and data requirements of electronic messages to enable the effective and accurate sharing of information. In the context of messaging standards, the term “message” refers to a unit of information that is sent from one system to another, such as between a laboratory and a general practitioner (GP). Specific messaging standards for the healthcare context, such as the GPMS, are an essential way of improving how we use technology to enable safe and effective information exchange.

HIQA recommendations SNOMED CT

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, June 25, 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.

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