NI Task And Finish Group Recommendations

The NI Task and Finish Group was established under the remit of the Connected Health and Prosperity Board, to aid the exploitation of opportunities from Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland. The group’s final report is now available from the European Connected Health Alliance’s website.

 

The Economy and Job Initiative T&F Group

 

Currently the HSC budget is not viewed as an annual investment in the Northern Ireland economy. The group’s key finding is that it is critical that the HSC be acknowledged as an economic contributor in the same way as many of NI’s other economic sectors (i.e. advanced materials, aerospace etc.)

 

Key Task And Finish Group Recommendations

 

1.   DHSSPS and DETI to create a new overarching Health and Life Sciences Strategy for Northern Ireland…

2.   Establish a HILS Hub (Health Innovation Life Sciences Hub) to co-ordinate and drive individual projects and programmes coming out of the overall agreed strategy…

3.   Establishment of new Health Innovation Infrastructure of the following six key economic attractors in Northern Ireland for indigenous and FDI companies to complement new HILS Hub:

  • Dynamic Action Register Online (DARO)
  • International Health Analytics Centre (Int. HAC)
  • Smart Connected Residential Community (SCRC)
  • Connected Health Integration Platform (CHIP)
  • Clinical and Device Trials
  • Continued development and exploitation of hard IP such as new drugs and medical devices

 

Read more: ECHAlliance News

About Toni Bunting

Toni joined Ireland’s longest established telecare company, TASK Community Care in 2009, and is responsible for operations and business development in its Northern Ireland division. Having originally planned for a career in the legal profession, she gained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004, and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales. Toni also holds a Master’s Degree in Management & Corporate Governance and has carried out various legal research/publications work for the Law Centre (NI) on a voluntary basis, with a focus on Community Care Law.
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