Category Archives: eHealth

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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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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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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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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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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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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SilverCloud Health raises €1.5m to target global e-therapy market

Irish health-tech start-up, SilverCloud Health has just secured €1.5m of new equity funding. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Ken Cahill, spoke to Silicon Republic about their plans to disrupt the online health and wellness space with a new e-therapy platform, especially in … 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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Device to help children with Cystic Fibrosis wins Health Hack

The overall winning solution at the Health Hack Dublin event over the weekend was a device linked to a CFit iOS game aimed at helping children with Cystic Fibrosis to do vital exercise. The winning team ‘Kipster’ created a solution that … Continue reading

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Tech Companies Wanted to Develop ECG Monitoring System

– Call for expressions of Interest – The opportunity: The vision for this Connected Health initiative is to develop an ECG (electrocardiogram) monitoring system that enables ECG images and data to be wirelessly transmitted from ambulance/patient locations to the Emergency and … Continue reading

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Coding challenge Health Hack Dublin taking place in June

Business and Leadership have a feature on Dublin Health Hack, the coding challenge to seeks out innovative and inspiring health solutions. Taking place on 22 and 23 of June, Health Hack Dublin is aimed at producing high-quality software that has … Continue reading

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Poots welcomes closer cooperation with Finland on Healthcare Innovation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been agreed between Northern Ireland and the City of Oulu in Finland to underpin closer co-operation on new healthcare initiatives. Health Minister, Edwin Poots said the effective use of new technological solutions would be … Continue reading

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