Category Archives: Health & Wellness

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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Making Connected Health a reality

This month’s Ulster Business contains a feature article about some ‘Connected Health’ developments in Northern Ireland.

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TMED Health Hack to explore digital solutions

The 5th Annual Translational Medicine Conference (TMED5) will take place on 2-3rd May this year. TMED5 will explore the challenges of delivering healthcare to an ageing population and showcase novel approaches in both disease prevention and management. The Conference will be preceded on … Continue reading

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HealthHack Dublin in association with eHealthWeek

Health Hack Dublin weekend brings together doctors, nurses, developers, designers, and other “geeks who love Healthcare” to create solutions to problems in the health space. Health hack events are ongoing and enjoy the support of prominent health care and technology … Continue reading

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New Developments in mHealth

Are you a mobile software professional, healthcare professional or entrepreneur interested in the new developments in mobile healthcare? If so then New Developments in mHealth is for you. New Developments in mHealth is the first in a new season of free regular networking events organised … Continue reading

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NOW OPEN: Social Innovation Camp NI Call for Ideas

Social Innovation Camp brings together software developers and designers with people who understand a social problem to help build web and mobile solutions to social challenges.  The Social Innovation Camp Northern Ireland Calls for Ideas is now open. The next UK … Continue reading

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Now you can chat online to a doctor … at your nearest chemist

A private healthcare provider has launched a new service which it hopes will help relieve the pressure on overstretched GP surgeries across Northern Ireland. In a first for the province, it is now possible to access medical advice from a … Continue reading

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Digital health start-ups converge in Dublin for three-month bootcamp

Eight ventures that are pioneering technologies in the digital health space are starting a three-month accelerator programme in Dublin. Eoghan Jennings, founder of Startupbootcamp Dublin, talks to Silicon Republic about how HealthXL will aim to help these start-ups bring their … Continue reading

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…Some catch up items

Some recent news items readers may be interested in…   Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Learn From Ulster Health Technology Leader – University of Ulster Press Release    Sligo IT team wins with support for social, physical health of elderly – The … Continue reading

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Software can breathe new life into medical devices

County Clare based company Vitalograph specialises in cardio-respiratory technology, and provides equipment and clinical trials services to global pharmaceutical industries. The 50 year old company has developed new respiratory devices and software to support patients who are living with asthma or … Continue reading

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Teen e-therapy programme to tackle self-esteem issues

Bodywhys (the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland) has launched am e-therapy programme designed to promote self-esteem, coping skills and mental well-being with the aim of tackling the issue of eating disorders. SeeMySelf is designed to help young people understand how they … Continue reading

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Ireland urged to move on mobile healthcare

Ireland should move quickly to develop its mobile healthcare industry and make a name for the country in the sector, a leading industry figure has said. Known as the mHealth sector, it utilises mobile technology to enable management of health … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Comes to Ireland 2013

The 5th annual ‘Global Technology Leaders Summit’ will take place on January 22nd at Cork City Hall, with the ‘hottest Irish start-ups showcasing their companies and technologies’. Technology CEOs and investors from Asia, Russia and the US will be in … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Technology Showcase

Invest NI is holding a cross sector technology event to provide innovative and practical technology solutions to help local companies address business challenges. The idea behind the event is to provide ‘a platform for technology to enable Northern businesses to … Continue reading

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Connecting citizens, changing lives

The combination of innovative public services and BT’s open access fibre network has put Northern Ireland in the European fast lane. What to do next is the big challenge, according to the Chief Executive of BT Ireland, Colm O’Neill. Many years … Continue reading

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