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Self-assessment tool for national health and social care data collections

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HIQA has developed a self-assessment tool for national health and social care data collections based on the Information Management Standards for National Health and Social Care Data Collections. The tool is in the format of an interactive PDF questionnaire which can be easily filled out. The questions are aligned to the standards and cover the key components required for compliance to each standard.

HIQA has developed this self-assessment tool as a quality improvement initiative for national health and social care data collections. The tool will enable national health and social care data collections to determine the extent to which they are compliant with the Information Management Standards. The tool will highlight areas where action is required or where improvements may be made. The tool can be used by national collections to:

  • measure performance against standards
  • identify areas for improvement
  • inform the development of an improvement action plan.