Using data - in the right way - provides an understanding of variation in performance over time and into the lived experiences of those using and working in health services.
Our Data for Decision Making resources are designed to support boards, committees and leadership teams to develop quality agenda items to support them in their role of overseeing quality and safety and its improvement.
Data for Decision Making Toolkit
Our Data for Decision Making Toolkit contains tools, resources and guidance to assist the local development of a quality agenda item, including a Quality Profile and People’s Experience of Quality, for boards, committees and leadership teams.
HSE Quality Profile
The HSE Quality Profile provides statistical insights using SPC (statistical process control). It is used to support the understanding of variation in performance over time by presenting a selection of quality and patient safety indicators that have been identified as critical.
People’s Experience of Quality Videos
The experience of those who use and work in our health service can be shared at board, committee and leadership meetings in different ways. Videos have been developed to share patient and service user experiences of the health service with the HSE Safety and Quality Committee: Watch here
- Gemma’s experience of trauma services
- Alison’s story of fatal fetal anomaly
- Sean and Manus’ experience of disability services
Listen to our Walk and Talk Improvement: Using Data to Improve podcast episode
Data for Decision Making Case Studies
Read about our QI projects with boards, committees and leadership teams to develop quality agenda items to support their role of overseeing quality and safety and its improvement.
- HSE Executive Management Team Case Study
- The Board of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Case Study
- The Board of Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street Children's University Hospital Case Study
Read our journal articles on Data for Decision Making