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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.

US telemedicine project trials in Ireland

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

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Patients’ records for clinical trials could be shared between NI and New York!

  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

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NUI Galway trials falls detection system

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

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DecaWave launches first indoor location tracking chip – with 10cm precision!

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

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Twitter Alerts launched among Emergency Services in Ireland and UK

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

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European Innovative Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

The recent DHSSPS Press Release on 2nd European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Conference can be accessed here.

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Are you someone who uses Remote Telemonitoring services?

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

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Belfast-based start-up Sensum gets £600k for device that can read minds

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

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Technology to trigger memories and communication scoops award

Julia O’Rourke has just won the Clinical Innovation Award 2013, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and Cleveland Clinic, for technology called REMPAD, which supports ‘reminiscence activity’ for older people and those with dementia. She spoke to Silicon Republic’s Claire O’Connell about the … Continue reading

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New Irish tech company wins pilot to replace hospital pagers with new app

One Irish startup has won a pilot with the largest hospital in the country to replace doctors’ pagers in hospitals. Read more: The Independent

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EU-US Connected Health Conference

Here’s some catch-up news from the third EU-US Connected Health Conference, which was part of the recent Connected Health Week in Boston: Stormont adds weight to US push for improved healthcare – Belfast Telegraph Health Minister Promotes Northern Ireland For ‘Connected … Continue reading

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TMED Health Challenge 2013 Winners Announced

Five companies developing healthcare and lifestyle projects pitched against each other in the final of the TMED Health Challenge 2013, which took place as part of this year’s CultureTECH festival. The TMED Health Challenge 2013 developed in partnership with C-TRIC, … Continue reading

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ActivAge conference registration open

The ActivAge conference is a joint initiative between The Digital Hub and Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. The conference will explore the role of technology in supporting healthy ageing.  It will bring together clinicians, tech innovators, entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

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S3 places its chips on the future of TV and healthcare

Silicon Republic interviews John O’Brien, CEO of S3, about the company’s background and strategy. Read more

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Queen’s Team Takes Top Honours at 25k Awards 2013

A Queen’s University Belfast team which is developing a range of novel medical diagnostic tests is the overall winner of the 25k Awards 2013, sponsored by Bank of Ireland. The awards are made under the NISP CONNECT entrepreneurship programme, which … Continue reading

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