9 Feb 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.

1 Feb 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.

11 Jan 2016

The Reach newsletter is for people who live in nursing homes and their relatives and families. This issue includes a review of HIQA’s work in regulating nursing homes, advice from a relative on selecting a nursing home, and other news. The newsletter is voluntarily produced by the National Relatives’ Panel, which represents the voice of older people living in nursing homes and their families.

8 Dec 2015

This health technology assessment (HTA) examined proposed changes to the national neonatal BCG vaccination programme.
It examined the clinical implications, cost-effectiveness, resource implications, budget impact, organisation and ethical aspects of selective BCG vaccination of high risk infants compared with the existing programme of universal vaccination, and a strategy of no vaccination.

25 Nov 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

6 Nov 2015

This draft guidance sets out the necessary arrangements and precautions that a registered provider and person in charge should have in place to satisfy regulation with respect to fire precautions in designated centres for older people. It also outlines what inspectors would expect to see in a fully compliant designated centre.

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