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. 

“I am delighted to be nominated onto this council. This is the first time Ireland has been asked to take part in these open elections and reflects the recognition of the achievements that Ireland has made in the last year by being nominated to be a representative on this council. I look forward to collaborating with all and sharing learning across Ireland and the UK. ” said Yvonne Goff

The councils are independent bodies that provide overall governance and expertise to the professionals working in this area. To be part of the council of 12 is a significant honour for Ireland and provides Ireland with two influential seats within a group that will shape the role of health care IT over the next 12 months for the UK and Ireland and has a significant impact on the understanding of digital health across the EU.

In a related announcement the NHS has moved to appoint a permanent Chief Clinical Information Officer to its IT leadership board following the lead set by eHealth Ireland at the beginning of 2016. Matthew Swindles (NHS England’ national director for commissioning operations and information) commented this week that the NHS would no longer be willing to invest in technology projects and would be looking to spend its digital budget against business change projects and in supporting clinicians who know how to make digital work for health, mirroring comments that have been part of the eHealth Ireland agenda since the spring of 2015.

We are pleased to announce that the CIO of the HSE Richard Corbridge  has been listed in the top 100 most influential people in Health Tech globally, a list compiled by Hot Topics and Hotwire PR and published at the start of the week. This list is the only independent view globally of the people who are making a difference to the way health care technology is delivered.

Speaking about his nomination,  Richard Corbridge said “This is fantastic news, to be nominated onto the Digital Healths Advisory panel is a great honour and opportunity to continue the shared learning across Ireland and the UK. To be listed as one of the most influential people in Health Tech globally was a unexpected surprise. These accolades are a recognition of the hard work being done by all in Ireland in building a digital fabric for health. “

The full list is listed of the Health Tech 100 are below and can accessed here