Technology must play a central role in future healthcare delivery

Technology must play a central role in future healthcare delivery in order to contain costs, improve access and enhance the quality of patient care.

That was the message from the Health Minister Edwin Poots during a visit to Consillium Technologies with Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster last week.

Edwin Poots said: “Significant challenges are facing our health and social care system in the 21st century; it needs to be responsive and progressive in order to meet them. Innovative ways of working facilitated by new technologies can bring benefits in terms of streamlining workflow, improving efficiency and enabling healthcare professionals to spend more time with patients by giving them the necessary communications support. By tapping into new opportunities like these we can also stimulate economic growth.

 

Read more: DHSSPS News Release 

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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