Category Archives: Ireland

Health Informatics Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2014

The 19th HISI Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium will be held over two days on 19-20 November 2014 in Dublin Castle Conference Centre.  The agenda will focus on “how technology is changing healthcare, and applying its uses for the enhancement of service delivery and … Continue reading

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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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Kildare company HealthComms making inroads in Australian Healthcare Market

Kildare company HealthComms has signed a contract for its MyHomeReach software, with an organisation in Melbourne. This brings the number of users of this product in Australia to 500. The company aims to increase this to 50,000 over the next two years. The HealthComms … 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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New Irish electronic referral system for GPs

All acute hospitals in Cork and Kerry have introduced an electronic system for GPs referring patients for public outpatient hospital appointments as part of a Health Service Executive national pilot project. Read more: The Irish Times

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Irish physiotherapist develops Parkinson’s app

An app to help people with Parkinson’s Disease has been developed by physiotherapist Ciara Clancy. By using an auditory cue it can overcome one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s; that of being stuck on the spot and unable to walk. Patients can click on the … Continue reading

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Rubber Bands – The next big thing in wearable sensors?

When you’re ten years old, pinging rubber bands across the classroom is fun. Getting caught doing so by your teacher is not. However you have to admit it’s kind of a novel use for those flexible little bands. Now Irish … Continue reading

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Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference 2014

2014 marks the 8th Annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) conference, Ireland’s leading forum for work in all areas of Human Computer Interaction. The conference theme is “Shaping our Digital Lives” which reflects how technology influences our home, work, play, and … Continue reading

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Irish Government Commits to National Health Innovation Hub in 2014

The Irish Government has just announced that a National Health Innovation Hub will be established in 2014, following the success of a Demonstrator project in Cork and an independent evaluation of its role. The Hub aims to support Irish businesses in the … Continue reading

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Sligo Man Gets ‘Bionic Eye’

The first commercial telescopic eye implant outside the USA trials sector, has been implanted in an 80 year old Sligo man’s eye. The tiny telescopic implant uses sophisticated micro-optical technology to magnify central vision images. This provides improved ‘straight ahead’ vision. Read more: … Continue reading

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The 10th National Health Summit (Dublin)

Ireland’s most important annual healthcare management summit brings together the range of stakeholders in the management and delivery of Ireland’s health service to discuss and debate the ever-changing healthcare environment. In 2014, they will have three separate tracks: Health Insurance, Hospital … 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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New Irish tech company wins pilot to replace hospital pagers with new app

One Irish startup has won a pilot with the largest hospital in the country to replace doctors’ pagers in hospitals. Read more: The Independent

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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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