Category Archives: Long-term conditions

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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NI eHealth Conference

Hosted by the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care, an eHealth Conference, eHealth and Care in Northern Ireland: Celebrating success, planning for the future will be held over 8th/9th October 2014. Among other eHealth topics, attendees can find out

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Kildare company HealthComms making inroads in Australian Healthcare Market

Kildare company HealthComms has signed a contract for its MyHomeReach software, with an organisation in Melbourne, which brings the number of users of its MyHomeReach software in Australia to 500. The company aims to increase this to 50,000 over the next two years. The HealthCo

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Irish physiotherapist develops Parkinson’s app

An app to help people with Parkinson’s Disease has been developed. By using an auditory cue it can overcome one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s

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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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The 10th National Health Summit (Dublin)

Ireland’s most important annual healthcare management summit brings together the range of stakeholders in the management and delivery of Ireland’s health service to discuss and debate the ever-changing healthcare environment. In 2014, they will have three separate tracks: Health Insurance, Hospital … 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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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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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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Fujitsu Launches Research Project to Provide Health Monitoring Technologies and Assisted Independent Living

Fujitsu Laboratories Limited and Fujitsu Ireland Ltd. today announced the launch of the KIDUKU Project, a research initiative that aims to provide “monitoring services and assisted independent living for senior citizens and patients who live in smart houses”. The project … 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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Report launched on boosting the economy through health innovation

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

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Innovation in health matters

One we missed last month from the blog of Dr Norman Apsley, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Science Park – Innovation in health matters.  

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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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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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