Grandis XXI aims to encourage the integration of modern sensor, diagnostic and communications technology into the care of older peoples, enabling them to live independently for as long as possible. The context is the ageing populations across Europe, and the increasing cost of providing care for the many older people who are living healthy lives well into their 80’s, 90’s and beyond. In addition, as with many jobs, it is increasingly difficult to recruit carers, so the assistance of technology to augment the services provided to the elderly is to be welcomed. Read more
Stevie, a robot built by engineers to meet a very present need in assisted care homes, has no plans to follow the crowd.
Earlier today (13 November), a team of robotic engineers led by Prof Conor McGinn of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) unveiled a robot called Stevie, which, if all goes according to plan, will be introduced into care homes in less than five years’ time. Read more
Over €5000 in Cash Prizes and Mentorship for the winning teams at the Second Annual eHealth Innovation Challenge!
Topic: Connecting for the Future: Elderly Mental Health
This hackathon will take place over 2 days on the 21st & 22nd Oct 2017 at Accenture The Dock. This year the theme is all about mental health – if you think you could build a working prototype of something in a 24hr Hack time that can harness the power of technology to help our colleagues, patients and HSE network, then this is for you! Read more
Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. Tech Week is made up of a range of classroom and community activities taking place across Ireland – in libraries, schools, community centres, and many other locations. These activities give students a chance to develop their interest in technology subjects, examine potential career prospects, learn new skills, be creative and, most importantly, have a lot of fun. Read more
European Robotics Week (ERW) offers one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public. Through the organisation of over 700 events, Europeans get the opportunity to have their questions about how robots will impact the way we work, live, and learn, addressed. Every year the ERW changes the central event and hosts an eco-system of various engaging activities in the chosen location. The official opening for this year is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Read more
In January 2011, a National Electronic General GP Referral Pilot Project was established to achieve an electronic referral pathway between GPs and seven pilot hospitals. The Cork and Kerry Reconfiguration Team managed the pilot on behalf of the Clinical Programmes and Strategy Directorate (CPSD) Primary Care Programme. The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital (now Tallaght Hospital, Dublin) was included in the pilot, along with the six acute hospitals in Cork and Kerry. Read more
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 machines to learn from data and mimic some of the things that humans can do. Read more
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 wasn’t much to do besides email and some very basic services (on poorly designed websites!). Google was merely in idea stages, Amazon was a start-up and YouTube and social media didn’t exist at all yet. Mobile phones were quite common, but weren’t capable of much more than a phone call or text.
So thinking about how far we’ve come since then, are you prepared to see what’s in store for the next fifteen years? According to Forbes.com, here’s 5 tech trends we’ll see by 2031:
GPs across the country can now refer patients into every acute hospital electronically, following the completion of phase one of the HSE National eReferral Programme. Over 10,550 eReferrals were received in hospitals in May, up significantly from the 2,289 received in August 2015, when the new process was initiated. Using the e-referral solution, a GP can submit a referral electronically, directly from their practice management system to the hospital in question using the HIQA-approved referral form and immediately receive an acknowledgement confirming receipt. Read more
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 Patient Buddy Transplant Ap.
Patient Buddy is a patient self-management platform for Kidney Transplant patients to take control of their condition. The solution is empowering Kidney Transplant patients through a smartphone application with home monitoring and diagnostics, helping them to improve the lifespan of their Transplant and giving their transplant care team additional data to improve their care.
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. Read more
eHealth Ireland elected on the Digital Health Advisory Panel & Features in the top 100 health influencers globally
HSE Chief Information Officer Richard Corbridge and Chief Clinical Information Officer eHealth Ireland Yvonne Goff have been appointed to the UK and Ireland Digital Health Council for their respective areas.
The CCIO and Health CIO Networks, hosted by Digital Health, have developed into a lively online community of Health IT leaders, focused on collaboration and best practice exchange.
The network comprises a series of several special interest group and overlapping communities (or networks) of interest, the best established of which are the CCIO Network and Health CIO Network. The networks have recently gained substantial support from HSCIC and NHS Englandwho have joined to help grow and engage with the community. Read more
The eHealth Ireland Eco-System was a year old last week, a great achievement for the team to go from the germ of an idea to the formation of a self-supporting Eco-System that has seen the meeting of many ideas and organisations that have been able to be another hand on the tiller, steering the eHealth Ireland agenda.
As part of the birthday celebration meeting we have invited a different keynote speaker from a background outside of health, Niall Harbison, founder of Lovin’ Dublin, inspired the audience with his vision for an integrated Health system. Niall opened his presentation with a slide stating “The world is changing so fast” he brought the audience through a whistle stop tour of what it means to be in Social and Digital Media today in 2016 with a great emphasis on being mobile first. Read more