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National Standard for a Dispensing Note including a Clinical Document Architecture specifiction

Date of publication: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017

ePrescribing was identified in the National eHealth Strategy (2013)(1) as a key priority for Ireland. The benefits of ePrescribing initiatives are well documented and an increasing number of countries have adopted their use. These benefits include a reduction in medication errors, prescription and transcription errors, with a corresponding improvement in patient safety.

National Standard for a Procedure Dataset including a Clinical Document Architecture specification

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Safe and reliable health and social care depends on access to, and use of, information that is accurate, valid, reliable, timely, relevant, legible and complete.

Information management standards for national health and social care data collections

Date of publication: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Accurate, relevant and timely data is essential in order to improve health and social care, to inform decision-making, monitor diseases, organise services, inform policy making, conduct high-quality research and plan for future health and social care needs, both at national and local levels.

International Review on Patient Experience Surveys

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

This international review aims to identify and analyse international experience and best practice with regard to the model and methodology employed to deliver a national patient experience survey.

International Review of National Summary Care Records

Date of publication: 
Friday, August 19, 2016

The purpose of this document is to review international evidence and best practice with regard to the development and use of summary care records. An initial desktop review of summary care records identified seven countries for in-depth examination including; England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

International review of national health and social care data collections

Date of publication: 
Friday, July 29, 2016

HIQA’s review of international experience and best practice found that having national health social care data collections with quality data leads to improvements in the quality of care patients receive.

Draft Information Management Standards for National Health and Social Care Data Collections

Date of publication: 
Friday, July 8, 2016

HIQA is asking the public to give feedback on these draft Standards. The public consultation will run until Monday 15 August 2016 at 5pm. The standards, along with details on how to take part in the consultation are available here.

National Standards for Adverse Reaction Datasets and Clinical Document Architecture Templates

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The adverse reaction and diagnosis standards are part of a suite of data guidelines that HIQA’s Health Information team is currently developing to support the standardisation of national, electronic patient summaries.

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.

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