Category Archives: mHealth

ICH-ECO quarterly gathering

The next Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem (NICH-ECO) event is on October 2, 2014. The agenda can be viewed here. Key subject areas to be discussed include: Primary care technology and patient accessible services, Paperless health and social care, Data analytics and the HSC, … Continue reading

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NI eHealth Conference

Hosted by the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care, an upcoming 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 … Continue reading

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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. This brings the number of users of this product in Australia to 500. The company aims to increase this to 50,000 over the next two years. The HealthComms … Continue reading

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TMED6 Personalising Health and Care Conference

The upcoming 6th Annual Translational Medicine Conference (TMED6) will focus on ‘Personalising Health and Care’ by exploring ‘the challenges and opportunities created through the development of new technologies and approaches that have enabled a more personalised approach to medicine and healthcare’. … Continue reading

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MoMo Belfast – Wearables Event

Sponsored by Intel Services Mobile Mondays Belfast is hosting an event on the “fast-expanding pool of wearable devices that will one day topple the smartphone off its pedestal”. Speakers will include Jonathan Bloomfield, Managing Director at Support2Perform, Aidan Farnan, Lead Product Manager, Intelligent Environments, Prof. Jane McCall, Visiting Professor, Smart Clothes … Continue reading

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Irish physiotherapist develops Parkinson’s app

An app to help people with Parkinson’s Disease has been developed by physiotherapist Ciara Clancy. By using an auditory cue it can overcome one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s; that of being stuck on the spot and unable to walk. Patients can click on the … Continue reading

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Launch of Western Trust Mental Health App

The recently developed ‘My Mind’ App is now available. The free My Mind App can be downloaded by searching “My Mind” in iTunes. The App allows users to access evidence-based, up to date information about their condition and the services available to them. … 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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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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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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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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Mobile and Online Technology: Bridging the Gap to Lasting Behavior Change

One we missed before from Dublin based health technology start-up GetHealth, one of the Lucky 13 in the StartUp Health/GE program… GetHealth, have released a new whitepaper which examines the potential of using mobile and online technologies as part of a workplace wellness … Continue reading

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Ulster Scientists Develop Smartphone ‘Assistance Agent’ For Older People

A research team, from the University of Ulster’s Computer Science Research Institute, at Jordanstown, is currently working on a smartphone app (dubbed as Help-on-Demand (HoD) assistance agent), which will provide location-based, context-sensitive and personalised assistance, with the aim of allowing … 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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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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