Seven trends prediction…

Seven predictions of trends in eHealth in Ireland in 2017 At the end of 2016 Boston Children’s Hospital in the USA published a blog describing the seven predictions for digital health in 2017. A focus of eHealth in Ireland in 2017 will be digital solutions to support the care of children, be that preparation for Read the full article…

Navigating a Complex and Uncertain World

It was 2:45am when I was woken to go on deck for the hardest watch of the day: 3am-6am. That brief moment between waking and dressing was important to know what gear to wear. Quiet, easy motion indicated warm clothes and wooly hat. The violent lurches of the boat and a loud rush of water Read the full article…

MedTech the leap from Sci:Fi

Ahead of the Dublin Tech Summit (#DTS) in mid-February where we will be considering the links between what was Sci:Fi and what can now be described as Med Tech. The leap from Science fiction to a reality gets less and less and less. Amazon Echo, Microsoft Cortana and Apple Siri, are coming so quickly from Read the full article…

2016, the review…

Well 2016 was a quick one, that’s for sure. That phrase, where has this year gone, never held so true. This is the fourth year of writing my blog and the fourth ‘year in review’ I have been able to do. I have always enjoyed doing this, each year I get chance to spend a Read the full article…

Seven degrees of connectivity (or less).

First published by the NDRC as part of the #HealthTech event in the summer of 2016. Ireland is the most personally connected country in the world. Or at least I am starting to believe that from the evidence I have seen over the last 18 months. I have been told on so many occasions that Read the full article…

Health Leadership (UK & Ireland, the coming together!)

In November and December I was lucky enough to spend time with the IT leadership of the UK and Ireland, I collated the responses to a series of questions for an interview that HIMSS would then publish in two parts, here is the whole thing to give you a feel for how close the concepts Read the full article…

Do eHealth agendas ‘need’ politics…

First published in HIMSS UK Journal in September of 2016.   The delivery of health is driven by politics by necessity. No matter where in the world you are the delivery of health and wellbeing to a population is an election winning and losing manifesto. We understand that the delivery of digital health could be Read the full article…

The right questions…

First published in HIMSS UK in November 2016. Answers to questions can change the world, of course they can! When I fly I so rarely check a suit-case in that I had forgotten the words that you are asked before every flight until this year’s summer holiday. Did you pack this case yourself, are any Read the full article…

CIO as a conductor…

First published in CIO Magazine in August 2016. A collaboration with Elaine Naughton in the  writing and development of this idea, a huge thanks to Elaine for this. In the excellent Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, he describes a discussion between Jobs and Steve Wozniak where Jobs is explaining to Woz that the role Read the full article…

Digital fabric and the frayed jeans…

First published in Irish Tech News in September 2016. In 2014 eHealth Ireland was introduced by Microsoft to the concept of a ‘digital fabric’. I personally love a good analogy as a story telling form and believe that it is perhaps the best way to get a message across. The concept of a digital fabric Read the full article…

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