We are seeking feedback on the development of draft recommendations on a model for health information standards.
HIQA is developing recommendations on a model for health information standards, which is essential to enable health information to be shared safely and effectively between systems across a patient’s care journey. The recommendations support the need to strengthen how health information standards are developed, implemented and adopted across the health and social care system in Ireland.
HIQA is making three recommendations on important areas of standards and interoperability: a model for health information standards and governance, a robust fit-for-purpose standards development process and stakeholder engagement.
In covering these areas, the recommendations outline the significant work completed to date in this area, while also identifying deficiencies in Ireland. Aligned with the eHealth Strategy and Sláintecare, the recommendations aim to improve health information standards development, implementation and adoption. This will enhance the sharing of patients’ data and underpin a national integrated health information system.