Press Releases 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) today publishes two standards to facilitate the electronic exchange of information between healthcare providers. The purpose of the National Standards for Diagnosis Datasets and Clinical Document Architecture Templates and the National Standards for Adverse Reaction Datasets and Clinical Document Architecture Templates is to improve the delivery of safe, person-centred care by standardising the way health information is shared and stored.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is to conduct research to determine the optimum primary screening test for the prevention of cervical cancer in Ireland.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) have today published revised National Standard Demographic Dataset and Guidance for use in health and social care settings in Ireland.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 10 recommendations for the Minister for Health on improving the coordination of patient safety intelligence to drive patient safety. These include a number of recommendations in relation to patient safety incident reporting, which is a valuable source of patient safety intelligence. The recommendations are published in conjunction with two supporting documents, the “As-is” analysis of patient safety intelligence systems and structures in Ireland and also with the International review of patient safety surveillance systems.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has commenced a health technology assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions. This follows a request from the Department of Health for HIQA to examine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a number of different treatments to help people quit smoking.

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