Category Archives: Big data

ICH-ECO quarterly gathering

The next Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem (NICH-ECO) quarterly gathering is on October 2, 2014. A range of activities are planned to promote interaction and networking. The Agenda can be viewed here.

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MoMo Belfast – Wearables Event

Sponsored by Intel Services, Mobile Mondays Belfast is having a free event on the “fast-expanding pool of wearable devices that will one day topple the smartphone off its pedestal”

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‘Honest Broker’ Health Data Service for NI

An Honest Broker Service (HBS) for Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland is to be set up. The aim is to enable non-identifiable health data to be shared to maximise health service benefits which can be gained from … 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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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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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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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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NI’s Competence Centre launched in Connected Health

In February 2012 we reported on the formation of a ‘Connected Health Innovation Centre’ (CHIC) for Northern Ireland.  This week the centre was officially launched by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster. CHIC is supported by a £5 million R&D grant from … Continue reading

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Poots praises Electronic Document Management (EDM) system

During a recent visit to  the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen the Minister Edwin Poots took the opportunity to view the hospital’s new Electronic Document Management (EDM) system. The system is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and commenced as … Continue reading

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No 4G for Ireland …yet!

The European Commission has revealed that three out of every four people living in the EU can’t access 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile connections, which would enable significantly faster data rates for both uploading and downloading for computers, tablets and smartphones. EE, the … Continue reading

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NSA Leaks Raise Questions For Irish Data Security

Following Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing of the NSA’s Prisim program, the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) examines the implications of snoopers scooping up the data of Irish businesses, and looks at what can be done to limit the risks. Undoubtedly … Continue reading

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Launch of Northern Ireland’s first Electronic Care Record system

Accurate and accessible patient records will improve the speed, quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery across Northern Ireland, Health Minister said today. He was speaking at the launch of Northern Ireland’s first Electronic Care Record (ECR) system. Speaking about ECR, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Big data could mean big health cost savings and better outcomes

Picture a scenario where, by collecting the right data and using today’s sophisticated analytics, our health system could predict when a patient with chronic conditions might get very ill and require hospitalisation, and intervene before that happens, thus saving the … Continue reading

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