Press Releases 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

One in four patients admitted to hospital is affected by malnutrition

Nutrition and hydration care is not viewed as a priority for some Irish hospitals according to a new review published today by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HQIA) has today published 16 reports on 16 residential services for adults with disabilities.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Today the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) are publishing 14 inspection reports in residential settings for older people.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) today published its 2015 Overview Report on the regulation of designated centres for older people. A total of 411 nursing home inspections were carried out last year in 343 registered residential centres across the country, with almost half of all inspections being unannounced.

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published its Corporate Plan for 2016­­–2018. The plan outlines the direction and focus of the organization for the next three years.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Significant increase in number of hospitals requiring re-inspection due to poor hygiene and maintenance.

Irish hospitals and staff have shown commitment and progress in improving hand hygiene practices, but poor levels of overall environmental cleanliness are exposing patients to the risk of Healthcare Associated Infections according to a new report, published today by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today launched an eight-week public consultation on new draft National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published guidance for adult health and social care professionals to support the rights of people who use health and social services, in particular vulnerable people in their care, to make informed decisions and to live more independent lives.

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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