Category Archives: Northern Ireland

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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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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‘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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NI Health Minister views Ekso GT Exoskeleton Suit

The Ekso Wearable Walking Exoskeleton (EWWE) is a wearable, battery-operated bionic exoskeleton that enables patients with lower extremity weakness or paralysis to stand and walk on level surfaces. It has been recently viewed in NI by Health Minister, Edwin Poots. Northern … 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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Study: Knowledge and perceptions of connected health in Northern Ireland

A recent study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice set out to examine the public’s knowledge and perceptions of ‘Connected Health’ in Northern Ireland. A questionnaire was administered by face-to-face interview to 1003 people in shopping centres across Northern … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Webportal – Citizens Workshop

The Health & Social Care Board (HSC), Public Health Agency (PHA), Patient Client Council (PCC) and five Health Trusts are working together to build a single ‘One-stop Shop public-facing website’. It is envisioned that this will include information on all … Continue reading

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Health Minister Launches Two Northern Trust Software Systems

Health Minister Edwin Poots has launched two new hospital IT systems which aim to improve patients’ health and save lives through the appropriate use of medications. Developed by the Pharmacy and Medicines Management Department in the Northern Trust, the two … Continue reading

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Poots talks Connected Health at Mobile World Congress

Health Minister Edwin Poots has addressed delegates at the ‘mPowered Industries’ strand of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. The Minister said; “Chronic diseases are one of the biggest challenges facing health systems today. The need to better manage … Continue reading

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HP helps Trust lead the way with Datacentre ‘PODS’

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has installed two HP Performance Optimised Data Centres (PODs) at the Ulster Hospital, Belfast to improve its IT services. Delivered in partnership with BT, the ‘PODs’ are the first to be installed … 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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Health Hack Belfast 2014

This years Health Hack Belfast will focus on medication management; using technology to addressing obstacles that can prevent patients, carers and professionals from following directions, adhering to and complying with medicines best practice. For those not already aware of Health … Continue reading

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E-government and older people in Ireland, North and South

This report entitled “E-government and older people in Ireland, North and South” finds that while the numbers of older people with access to and using the internet are increasing, the numbers remain low in comparison to other age groups. The … Continue reading

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