Category Archives: Northern Ireland

Patients’ records for clinical trials could be shared between NI and New York!

  Patients’ records could be shared between Northern Ireland and New York as part of a proposal to improve healthcare and research. Health Minister, Edwin Poots was recently in the US for high-level talks about developing the collaboration with the New York … Continue reading

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Are you someone who uses Remote Telemonitoring services?

The Patient and Client Council  would like to understand the experiences of people who have or are currently using the Telemonitoring NI service and would be very interested to get your feedback.  If you receive this service, have received it … Continue reading

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TMED Health Challenge 2013 Winners Announced

Five companies developing healthcare and lifestyle projects pitched against each other in the final of the TMED Health Challenge 2013, which took place as part of this year’s CultureTECH festival. The TMED Health Challenge 2013 developed in partnership with C-TRIC, … 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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Queen’s Team Takes Top Honours at 25k Awards 2013

A Queen’s University Belfast team which is developing a range of novel medical diagnostic tests is the overall winner of the 25k Awards 2013, sponsored by Bank of Ireland. The awards are made under the NISP CONNECT entrepreneurship programme, which … 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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Poots praises Electronic Document Management (EDM) system

During a recent visit to  the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen the Minister Edwin Poots took the opportunity to view the hospital’s new Electronic Document Management (EDM) system. The system is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and commenced as … Continue reading

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Connected Health Innovation Centre: Call for New Members

Time is running out if your company is interested in participating in Northern Ireland’s Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC). The funding for CHIC is now in place and companies who would like to take part are invited to apply to become … Continue reading

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Smartphone savvy and addicted to tablets: NI over-55s lead way in technology revolution

Ofcom’s Communications 2013 Market Report, published today, has shown a startling explosion in the use of tablet computers and smartphones in Northern Ireland. The research declared NI the tablet computer capital of the UK, with almost one in three households now owning one. That … Continue reading

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No 4G for Ireland …yet!

The European Commission has revealed that three out of every four people living in the EU can’t access 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile connections, which would enable significantly faster data rates for both uploading and downloading for computers, tablets and smartphones. EE, the … Continue reading

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Launch of Northern Ireland’s first Electronic Care Record system

Accurate and accessible patient records will improve the speed, quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery across Northern Ireland, Health Minister said today. He was speaking at the launch of Northern Ireland’s first Electronic Care Record (ECR) system. Speaking about ECR, … 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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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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