Thursday, June 28, 2012
Safer Better Healthcare
National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare have been announced by HIQUA, the Health Information and Quality Authority.
The Standards are intended to place patients at the heart of the healthcare process and to ensure clarity of expectations for all in the drive to improve the quality of services.
There are specific themes on the importance of quality information management in patient care and access to evidence based information in clinical decision making. Appropriate information governance in healthcare services is recommended to provide a framework to bring together all the legislation, guidance and best available evidence that applies to the handling of information.