29 Sep 2014

The Health Information and Quality Authority recognises the importance of increasing the quality and safety of care for all children, especially children who are particularly vulnerable and are living away from their families. These Draft national standards for special care units have been developed to ensure that children living away from home are provided with safe, high quality services.

28 Aug 2014

Issue 2 of our newsletter for the family and friends of those living in residential care centres in Ireland

30 Jul 2014

Older people should be supported to stay as independent as possible for as long as possible in their own homes. However, there are some older people who will require placement in residential care, including nursing homes, when their needs cannot be met at home or in the community.
The Health Information and Quality Authority (the Authority) aims to promote continuous improvement in the quality and safety of the residential services provided to people living in residential care.

11 Jul 2014

Revised health technology assessment (HTA) guidelines that assist decision makers in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of health technologies.

11 Jul 2014

Revised health technology assessment (HTA) guidelines that assist decision makers in evaluating the budget impact of health technologies.

10 Jul 2014

Public feedback is being sought on draft national guidelines on the retrieval and interpretation of economic evaluations and on updated clinical effectiveness guidelines for health technology assessment. The consultation will run until 29 August 2014.

8 Jul 2014

Following a request from the Health Service Executive (HSE), the Authority has undertaken a series of health technology assessments (HTAs) examining clinical referral and treatment thresholds for selected scheduled procedures. This is the third round of assessments, and follows previous assessments published in April and December 2013.

4 Jul 2014

Messaging standards outline the structure, content and data requirements of electronic messages to enable the effective and accurate sharing of information. In the context of messaging standards, the term “message” refers to a unit of information that is sent from one system to another, such as between a laboratory and a general practitioner (GP). Specific messaging standards for the healthcare context, such as the GPMS, are an essential way of improving how we use technology to enable safe and effective information exchange.

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