research paper/review

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.

Report of the review of antimicrobial stewardship in public acute hospitals

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This review looked at how the HSE is addressing the global threat of antimicrobial resistance through the promotion of best practice in antimicrobial stewardship in public acute hospitals.

Report of the review of nutrition and hydration care in public acute hospitals

Date of publication: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

This review report has been designed to present the findings and share the overall learning from this programme of monitoring. In doing so, it is hoped that hospitals can learn from the identified areas of good practice and opportunities for improvement in relation to nutrition and hydration for patients in hospital.

Linking HTA to Clinical Research

Date of publication: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Presentation by HIQA’s Director of Health Technology Assessment, Dr Máirín Ryan, at the 3rd National Clinical Effectiveness Symposium - Linking HTA to Clinical ReseaLinrch

Health technology assessment (HTA) of a national screening programme for atrial fibrillation in primary care

Date of publication: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia seen in general practice, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Ireland. The overall burden of AF is increasing as our population ages, making it ever more important that the arrhythmia is detected and managed effectively to improve outcomes for patients and ensure the sustainability of health services in Ireland.

Health technology assessment of the use of information technology for early warning and clinical handover systems.

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, March 10, 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.

Review of pre-hospital emergency care services

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, December 2, 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.

International review on the use of information for the regulation of health and social care

Date of publication: 
Friday, April 25, 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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