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Category Archives: Northern Ireland
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
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
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
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
We must seize the opportunities offered by eHealth Week to promote innovation, economic growth and employment in Northern Ireland. That was the key message today from Health Minister Edwin Poots ahead of a round of high-profile engagements in Belfast and Dublin … Continue reading
Efficient Electronic Care Records (ECR) can help us to monitor, predict, target and most importantly, vastly improve the healthcare delivered to people in Northern Ireland. That was the message from Health Minister Edwin Poots following a visit to Southwestern Medical Centre … 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.
This month’s Ulster Business contains a feature article about some ‘Connected Health’ developments in Northern Ireland.
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
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
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
Access to Information Communications Technology (ICT) and modern communications in rural areas is often an emotive issue. The potential benefits of good access have been much discussed. However, access to these services varies considerably across rural Northern Ireland. Community Organisations … Continue reading
A new sleep pattern monitoring system has been developed by UK researchers to help spot sleep disturbance in people diagnosed with early dementia. The system, known as PAViS, could be used remotely by healthcare workers to view sleep profiles and analyse sleep … Continue reading
Speaking on the publication of the Vision to Action Post Consultation Report and the progress of Transforming Your Care (TYC), Minister Poots today highlighted to the Assembly the introduction of Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) as a key element of the TYC proposals … Continue reading
Companies and government bodies amass vast amounts of information – Big Data – every day. For the Northern Ireland public sector Big Data has the potential to achieve £900m in annual savings. In the private sector it is predicted to impact the UK economy by … Continue reading