Edwin Poots has spoken of the need to “maximise the use of technology” in providing health care to citizens. The Minister was invited to address the Health Informatics Society of Ireland annual conference on the progress Northern Ireland has made in advancing its eHealth agenda.
Mr Poots said “We have come a long way in Connected Health in recent years and much of this progress has been achieved through leadership and collaboration. Now we in turn are keen to share our experiences and knowledge, to work with others to help them take forward their own eHealth initiatives.
“My aim as Northern Ireland’s Health Minister is to ensure that we have a health and social care system which is safe, resilient and sustainable into the future. If we are to make this happen, we cannot stand still.
“Transforming Your Care is clear about the need to maximise the use of technology. We need to seize opportunities to embrace technological advances and support innovation and development to create new opportunities. In doing so we will not just improve the health and wellbeing of citizens, but also contribute to economic growth.”
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