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Author Archives: Toni Bunting
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Consultants and GPs in Ireland are to participate in three pilot care delivery projects based on a US telemedicine initiative called Project ECHO. It is estimated that replication of the project in Ireland could deliver an estimated €20 million in healthcare savings. … Continue reading
Patients’ records could be shared between Northern Ireland and New York as part of a proposal to improve healthcare and research. Health Minister, Edwin Poots was recently in the US for high-level talks about developing the collaboration with the New York … Continue reading
NUI Galway is actively recruiting participants aged 64 and over to test a wearable sensor and home wireless network to detect falls. The project is part of a €2.25 million EU Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) funded project called FATE … Continue reading
Dublin-headquartered DecaWave (which we covered before at an earlier stage of the company’s development) has launched the first chip of its ScenSor DW1000 wireless family. The company said it was the first integrated circuit on the market to electronically identify the specific … Continue reading
Twitter has launched a new ‘Twitter Alerts’ system to enable police and emergency services to get critical information to the right people at the right time. The UK’s 47 police forces and An Garda Síochána have signed up for the … Continue reading
The recent DHSSPS Press Release on 2nd European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Conference can be accessed here.
The Patient and Client Council would like to understand the experiences of people who have or are currently using the Telemonitoring NI service and would be very interested to get your feedback. If you receive this service, have received it … Continue reading
A company which employs skin sensor technology to monitor the impact of marketing and advertising has just received investment topping £600,000. Neuromarketing pioneer Sensum has secured early-stage funding to help advertisers gauge the effectiveness of their campaigns through new-age technological … Continue reading