HISI Conference 2011 Health Technology and Information Standards Peter Lennon Department of Health
Context -The Irish Health System <ul><li>Fragmented –Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Dysfunctional -? </li></ul><ul><li>Facing Major...
Regulating the Irish Health System  (Formal) <ul><li>EU  </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Common law </li>...
Regulating the Irish Health System <ul><li>Cultural Factors  </li></ul>
Two Ps Not in a Pod <ul><li>People  </li></ul><ul><li>Processes </li></ul>
Standard Setting <ul><li>Three Organisations/ Three Philosophies?  </li></ul><ul><li>NSAI </li></ul><ul><li>HIQA </li></ul...
Health Act 2007 <ul><li>Established HIQA </li></ul><ul><li>Set out its functions </li></ul><ul><li>Made it clear that HIQA...
Health Information Bill <ul><li>Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul>
Content <ul><li>Stengthen rights of individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Address certain patient safety issues </li></ul><ul><li>...
Content <ul><li>Prescribed Data Matching Programmea </li></ul><ul><li>Prescibed Health Information Resources </li></ul><ul...
Approach <ul><li>Pragmatic rather than merely aspirational for the sake of looking good </li></ul><ul><li>Approach build o...
Standards <ul><li>HIQA will set standards on management of  </li></ul><ul><li>-personal data  </li></ul><ul><li>-personal ...
What does Legislation Achieve <ul><li>For the most part, only a starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Needs PROMOTION and ENFOR...
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Health Technology And Information Standards - Peter Lennon

  1. 1. HISI Conference 2011 Health Technology and Information Standards Peter Lennon Department of Health
  2. 2. Context -The Irish Health System <ul><li>Fragmented –Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Dysfunctional -? </li></ul><ul><li>Facing Major Change –Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone Working Together……… -Desirable </li></ul><ul><li>Role of Technology and Information appreciated -? </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities -Definitely/Maybe </li></ul>
  3. 3. Regulating the Irish Health System (Formal) <ul><li>EU </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Common law </li></ul><ul><li>Statute law </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Codes of Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Rules, Polices, Procedures </li></ul>
  4. 4. Regulating the Irish Health System <ul><li>Cultural Factors </li></ul>
  5. 5. Two Ps Not in a Pod <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Processes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Standard Setting <ul><li>Three Organisations/ Three Philosophies? </li></ul><ul><li>NSAI </li></ul><ul><li>HIQA </li></ul><ul><li>Global Standards </li></ul>
  7. 7. Health Act 2007 <ul><li>Established HIQA </li></ul><ul><li>Set out its functions </li></ul><ul><li>Made it clear that HIQA is a standard setting body </li></ul>
  8. 8. Health Information Bill <ul><li>Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul>
  9. 9. Content <ul><li>Stengthen rights of individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Address certain patient safety issues </li></ul><ul><li>Legal framework for Individual Health Identifier </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Framework for Health Provider Identifier </li></ul><ul><li>New Research Ethics Approval Structure </li></ul>
  10. 10. Content <ul><li>Prescribed Data Matching Programmea </li></ul><ul><li>Prescibed Health Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic Data and Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Support Inter-Operability </li></ul>
  11. 11. Approach <ul><li>Pragmatic rather than merely aspirational for the sake of looking good </li></ul><ul><li>Approach build on the Data Protection Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Avail of HIQA’s expertise and use standards </li></ul>
  12. 12. Standards <ul><li>HIQA will set standards on management of </li></ul><ul><li>-personal data </li></ul><ul><li>-personal health data </li></ul><ul><li>-other health data when associated with persoanl data and or personal health data </li></ul><ul><li>Above standards will have to be approved by Data Protection Commissioner </li></ul><ul><li>Minister will set standards on inter-operability with HIQA involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Standards will apply across the health system </li></ul>
  13. 13. What does Legislation Achieve <ul><li>For the most part, only a starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Needs PROMOTION and ENFORCEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Needs organisational buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Needs cultural change </li></ul>

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