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Category Archives: Policy
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
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
Following Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing of the NSA’s Prisim program, the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) examines the implications of snoopers scooping up the data of Irish businesses, and looks at what can be done to limit the risks. Undoubtedly … Continue reading
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
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.
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
Intertrade’s Innova programme has up to £250k/€300k funding available for strategic North/South Collaborative innovation partnerships to develop new products, process or service development or to build on exisiting innovations. The programme is now actively looking for partnerships which have demonstrable commercial potential. … Continue reading
Presidency helps boost European innovation by delivering on long-awaited Unified Patent Court Agreement
The Unified Patent Court Agreement is being signed by 24 Member States in Brussels today. It is one of the crucial final steps in providing innovative European businesses with a one-stop shop for registering and protecting patents within the EU and could … Continue reading
Technology must play a central role in future healthcare delivery in order to contain costs, improve access and enhance the quality of patient care. That was the message from the Health Minister Edwin Poots during a visit to Consillium Technologies … Continue reading
Some links can be found below with regard to last week’s ‘Northern Ireland Connected Health and Prosperity Event’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. During the two day event, Health Minister Edwin Poots and Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster announced the … Continue reading