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Category Archives: Long-term conditions
Health and Social Care is a significant driver for innovation and growth in Northern Ireland, a major new report has found. ‘The Economy and Jobs Initiative Task and Finish Group’ report was launched on Wednesday evening by Health Minister Edwin Poots … Continue reading
One we missed last month from the blog of Dr Norman Apsley, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Science Park - Innovation in health matters.
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
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
Intelesens announced today that its wearable, wi-fi monitor, zensor, which is designed specifically for monitoring patients outside of hospital was awarded CE Class 2a approval to be sold and deployed as a medical device in Europe. The zensor system facilitates monitoring of ECG, … Continue reading
Some links can be found below with regard to last week’s ‘Northern Ireland Connected Health and Prosperity Event’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. During the two day event, Health Minister Edwin Poots and Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster announced the … Continue reading
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
Ireland’s Seniors Alert Scheme, which provides grants for over 65′s to buy personal monitored alarms, has been cut by 53%. Last year €2.4m was allocated to the scheme run by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. But under … Continue reading
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
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
Silicon Republic reports on recent research research from mobile operator Three, that a quarter (26pc) of people in Britain are likely to hand over older technology and smartphones to their parents as a result of having received new devices for Christmas. … Continue reading
Agenda NI features a piece on the telecare and telehealth services offered by Fold Housing Association, Northern Ireland’s largest social enterprise, providing housing, care and support to 30,000 homes throughout Ireland. Read more
Location: Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre Date/time: Friday 08 February 2013, 09:00 – 16:30 As one of the world’s fastest growing leading edge industries, Life Sciences is one of the priority sectors that will drive the future growth … Continue reading
Some news releases concerning the recent NI Connected Health Ecosystem Day: • Health Minister welcomes Chilean Health Ministry to Northern Ireland – issued by the University of Ulster • Northern Ireland Addressing Healthcare Challenge – issued by the Department of Health, Social Services and … Continue reading
Embracing and encouraging research, innovation and new technology is central to reforming our Health and Social Care (HSC) service and bolstering our economy, Minister Edwin Poots said today. Briefing the Assembly on promoting innovation, the Health Minister said: “There are … Continue reading