• Can machines really replace humans in the future workplace?

    Can machines really replace humans in the future workplace?

    Via www.ted.com Research carried out at Oxford University in 2013, concluded that almost one in every two jobs have a high risk of being automated by machines in the near future. Machine learning is the technology that’s responsible for most of this disruption, as it’s the most powerful branch of artificial intelligence. According to Oxford, it allows […]

  • 5 Technologies that will exist by 2031

    5 Technologies that will exist by 2031

    Looking back at the year 2001, it’s hard to imagine how different the world of technology was and how we have come such a long way in fifteen years. Global internet usage was at just 5% then, compared to 50% today, and connection speeds were depressingly slow. For those fortunate enough to have internet access, there […]

  • HISI

    HISI Proud to Sponsor IMSTA eHealth Award

    HISI (the Health Informatics Society of Ireland) are proud announce that they will be sponsoring the eHealth Award at this years’ IMSTA Awards, taking place on Thursday 6th October 2016 at the Croke Park Conference Centre. The same award was also sponsored by HISI last year, with the the winner being Beaumont Hospital with its […]

  • Perception and Reality: Measuring Digital Skills in Europe

    Perception and Reality: Measuring Digital Skills in Europe

    Via ECDL Foundation The ECDL Foundation have published a new position paper showing the danger of relying on self-assessment to demonstrate digital skills. How do you measure digital skills? How do you work out whether a candidate for a job has the skills and competences that they will need to do the work? Letting people self-assess […]

  • IMSTA announce 2016 Award Categories

    IMSTA announce 2016 Award Categories

    IMSTA have announced the award categories for their annual ceremony, being held on Thursday 6th October 2016 at the Croke Park Conference Centre. HISI are delighted to sponsor the eHealth/Digital Award again this year.

  • McKinsey report claims 60% of all professions will be replaced with robots

    McKinsey report claims 60% of all professions will be replaced with robots

    As robots become an increasingly important asset in the workforce, a report by McKinsey shows that jobs in food service and manufacturing may be among the first lost to automation. The report, which analyzed thousands of workplace activities in the United States to determine which occupations are most at risk, found that those which rely on ‘predictable physical […]

Following on from a series of awareness raising initiatives; starting at eHealth Week in 2013 and culminating at the Health Informatics Society of Ireland Annual Conference in November 2015, the Department of Health in partnership with the HSE has chosen the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) to facilitate the external support of the Ecosystem by bringing together stakeholders from across the eHealth spectrum.
Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. It provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life ... Education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship ... the list never ends and the pace of change never stops. Visit techweek.ie for more information
The BenefIT 4 Programme is a grant initiative by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources which supports community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to provide basic digital literacy training. Since the BenefIT programme began in 2008, over 129,000 training places have been taken up in over 700 locations countrywide. We have trained over 6,700 of these under our funding.