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Toni Bunting

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.

Report: Views on NI Telemonitoring Services – April 2014

The Patient and Client Council have asked a number of people about their experience of the Northern Ireland Telemonitoring Service. A total of nine people were interviewed and all were ‘overwhelmingly positive’ about the service. A report has now been produced … Continue reading

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Study: Knowledge and perceptions of connected health in Northern Ireland

A recent study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice set out to examine the public’s knowledge and perceptions of ‘Connected Health’ in Northern Ireland. A questionnaire was administered by face-to-face interview to 1003 people in shopping centres across Northern … Continue reading

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Big Data Week in Belfast 2014

In May 2014, and for the first time, Big Data Week will be coming to Belfast. The series of events will showcase ‘some of the premier legal, business and technical insights into Big Data from speakers from across Britain, Ireland … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Webportal – Citizens Workshop

The Health & Social Care Board (HSC), Public Health Agency (PHA), Patient Client Council (PCC) and five Health Trusts are working together to build a single ‘One-stop Shop public-facing website’. It is envisioned that this will include information on all … Continue reading

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Health Minister Launches Two Northern Trust Software Systems

Health Minister Edwin Poots has launched two new hospital IT systems which aim to improve patients’ health and save lives through the appropriate use of medications. Developed by the Pharmacy and Medicines Management Department in the Northern Trust, the two … Continue reading

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Poots talks Connected Health at Mobile World Congress

Health Minister Edwin Poots has addressed delegates at the ‘mPowered Industries’ strand of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. The Minister said; “Chronic diseases are one of the biggest challenges facing health systems today. The need to better manage … Continue reading

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SBRI Competition – Medicines Adherence

The Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) in partnership with Technology Strategy Board, working with the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) and Invest Northern Ireland (InvestNI), is launching a Small Business … Continue reading

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New study to investigate benefits of online treatment of anxiety and depression

The Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Psychology has begun the search for participants in a trial to see whether anxiety and/or depression can be treated online. Read more: Silicon Republic

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Stephen Lowry: first man in Ireland to get bionic hand

Stephen Lowry, 51, is now the owner of a revolutionary new bionic prosthetic hand, believed to be the first of its kind in use on the island of Ireland. The Bebionic hand is made by Leeds-based company RSL Steeper and was … Continue reading

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HP helps Trust lead the way with Datacentre ‘PODS’

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has installed two HP Performance Optimised Data Centres (PODs) at the Ulster Hospital, Belfast to improve its IT services. Delivered in partnership with BT, the ‘PODs’ are the first to be installed … Continue reading

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The 10th National Health Summit (Dublin)

Ireland’s most important annual healthcare management summit brings together the range of stakeholders in the management and delivery of Ireland’s health service to discuss and debate the ever-changing healthcare environment. In 2014, they will have three separate tracks: Health Insurance, Hospital … Continue reading

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e-Health and Care Strategy: Northern Ireland

A public engagement process on a preliminary outline of the e-Health and Care Strategy for Northern Ireland is beginning. The eHealth and Care strategy was initiated by the DHSSPS to provide an overarching strategy covering all aspects of eHealth and Care, … Continue reading

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Health Hack Belfast 2014

This years Health Hack Belfast will focus on medication management; using technology to addressing obstacles that can prevent patients, carers and professionals from following directions, adhering to and complying with medicines best practice. For those not already aware of Health … Continue reading

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First Horizon 2020 calls for eHealth projects launched

The European Commission is calling for new projects to be funded under the Horizon 2020 program, worth more than €15 billion over the first two years. eHealth is well represented in this. Researchers and innovators in ICT for health and … Continue reading

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E-government and older people in Ireland, North and South

This report entitled “E-government and older people in Ireland, North and South” finds that while the numbers of older people with access to and using the internet are increasing, the numbers remain low in comparison to other age groups. The … Continue reading

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