Dear Colleagues

 HIQA has undertaken the development of Recommendations on the ICT Enablement of Older Persons Services.

The Recommendations have now been made available for public consultation on the HIQA Website, to ensure that all interested parties can provide their views and contribute to the development of these recommendations. All feedback received will be analysed and used to inform the final recommendations. Draft Recommendations on ICT enablement of Older Persons Services in Ireland. Alternatively you may download an electronic copy of our feedback form here.The completed feedback form can be emailed to us at technicalstandards@hiqa.ie

 HIQA developed these draft recommendations to address the challenge of ensuring that information can be shared effectively across settings through ICT enablement and infrastructure. This project was a key recommendation from the COVID-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel and is in line with national priorities, including Sláinte Care. It also follows on from HIQA’s paper on the need to reform of Ireland’s health information system (2021), which made six recommendations — across strategy, leadership, legislation, workforce, standards and infrastructure — to establish an effective and efficient national health information system.

Therefore, we would like to hold an information session on Monday 11th April 2022 between 3pm and 4pm, intended for those at management level help to ensure that health and social care professionals are aware of the public consultation and encouraged to provide feedback. Through this session, we hope to provide information and answer any questions about the Draft Recommendations, so that managers can make health and social care professionals aware of the Recommendations and support them to provide feedback on the Draft Recommendations.

If you would be interested in expressing an interest in attending please email me by the 7th April and I will forward on details for the session closer to the date. Numbers will be limited.

Kind regards

Catherine

Health and Social Care Professions Clinical Advisor, Older Persons

National Health and Social Care Professions Office

1st Floor, Phoenix Hall, St. Mary’s Hospital, Acres Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin 20. D20 CK33.

Urlár 1, Hall an Fhionnuisce, Ospidéal N. Muire, Bóthar na nAcraí, Páirc an Fhionnuisce, Baile Atha Cloth 20. D20 CK33

Phone: 087 4082303  I  E-mail: Catherine.devaney1@hse.ie   I    Coru No: PT 027539


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