Category Archives: Policy

eHealth week offers opportunity to showcase NI, says Poots

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

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Electronic Health Records Key to Transforming Health Care

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

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Innovation in health matters

One we missed last month from the blog of Dr Norman Apsley, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Science Park – Innovation in health matters.  

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Making Connected Health a reality

This month’s Ulster Business contains a feature article about some ‘Connected Health’ developments in Northern Ireland.

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Poots Updates Assembly on Transforming Your Care

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

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Innova: Realise your innovation with a strategic partnership

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

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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

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Technology must play a central role in future healthcare delivery

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

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NI Connected Health and Prosperity Event – Brussels

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

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Irish government reverses elderly personal alarm decision

The Government has reversed the controversial decision to halve spending this year on personal security alarms for older people. The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny told RTÉ’s “This Week” programme that everyone aged over 65 would be eligible to apply for a grant … Continue reading

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Ireland’s alarm budget for elderly halved

Ireland’s Seniors Alert Scheme, which provides grants for over 65’s to buy personal monitored alarms, has been cut by 53%. Last year €2.4m was allocated to the scheme run by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. But under … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Technology Showcase

Invest NI is holding a cross sector technology event to provide innovative and practical technology solutions to help local companies address business challenges. The idea behind the event is to provide ‘a platform for technology to enable Northern businesses to … Continue reading

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Connecting citizens, changing lives

The combination of innovative public services and BT’s open access fibre network has put Northern Ireland in the European fast lane. What to do next is the big challenge, according to the Chief Executive of BT Ireland, Colm O’Neill. Many years … Continue reading

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Broadband availability in the rural north

With DARD intending to invest £5million in rural broadband through the Rural Development Programme over the next two years, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has met with BT to discuss a range of issues concerning broadband availability in the … Continue reading

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eHealth Week 2013 – Dublin

The Largest pan-European eHealth Conference is Coming to Dublin. Over a three day period, Ireland will be the eHealth capital of Europe when eHealth Week unveils at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) on May 13-15 2013. “Delivering Innovative Healthcare and Well-being” will … Continue reading

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