HIQA publishes Healthcare Overview Report 2020

Aug 11, 2021

On the 10th August 2021, HIQA published the Healthcare Overview Report 2020.  This report provides an overview of inspection activity in public acute healthcare services and community and…

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Utilising real time data in healthcare to improve delivery of services

Jul 26, 2021

Introduction “Accurate, relevant and timely data is essential in order to deliver services and improve health and social care.” HIQA 2018 One of the most fundamental goals of…

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Focus areas for building an effective Governance function

Jun 28, 2021

Introduction HIQA often note that they believe that there is a clear link between good governance and better outcomes for service users. The Chief Inspector of Social Services…

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Supporting Clinical Governance in Telehealth

Jun 21, 2021

Introduction It is evident that COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our health service. One of the biggest changes since the start of the pandemic is the…

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Why is Risk Management so important?

Jun 16, 2021

Introduction Risk management is a means of identifying, assessing, prioritising and controlling risks across an organisation. It is a key element of good governance and underpins the ability…

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Job Opportunity: Quality & Safety Specialist

Jun 10, 2021

HCI is a professional services provider of patient safety, regulatory compliance, and quality improvement intelligence and support to health and social care organisations. Reporting to the Director of…

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Erisbeg invests in HCI

Jun 9, 2021

HCI is delighted to announce that following a significant investment from Erisbeg we look forward to increasing our growth and expansion both in Ireland and international markets.  Both…

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The Benefits and Barriers of Internal Quality Audits

Jun 9, 2021

Introduction In HCI’s research paper “The Healthcare System: Will We Ever Learn? – A Review of the Common Themes arising from UK and Ireland Healthcare Inquiries”, HCI found that audit was one of the common themes…

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HCI publishes Research Paper The Healthcare System: Will We Ever Learn?

Jun 2, 2021

On the release of the HIQA Patient Safety Investigation Report arising from the death of 31 year old Savita Halappanavar in 2013, HIQA’s then Director of Regulation, Phelim…

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Summary of HIQA Inspection Findings in Nursing Homes during December 2020 to March 2021

May 27, 2021

Introduction This report by HCI highlights the trends in inspection findings, those being ‘Compliant’ and ‘Not Compliant’ as detailed by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in…

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