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eHealth Eco-System – From a different perspective…

The eHealth Ireland Eco-System was a year old last week, a great achievement for the team to go from the germ of an idea to the formation of a self-supporting Eco-System that has seen the meeting of many ideas and organisations that have been able to be another hand on the tiller, steering the eHealth Read the full article…

Whatever happened to BYOD?

The consumerisation of technology was to be solved by two mega trends: BYOD and gamification. If we could exploit these two things then every person in every organisation would become an IT super user overnight and we could even do away with some of service needs by being reliant on the fact that IT was Read the full article…

Digital Leadership, its all in the words…

A short blog on my views on digital leadership in eHealth and the wider environment… It’s all in the words… Organisations looking at how to modernise healthcare through the deployment of digital solutions are in the process of falling over themselves to get the descriptions and the words right. Recently I have seen two articles Read the full article…

Clean UI and configured by anyone…

Currently a large part of my team seems to live for delivering demonstrations of our new system, it is set to go live in the next few weeks and the team are out and about building an understanding across the organisation of what it will replace, what it will deliver, and how it will be Read the full article…

Internet of many things, research on the go…

The race for the truly smart home is on, when your fridge can create your shopping list on your phone. It can add to that list as your friend takes the last cold beer, advising you which supermarket to call at on the way home from work to pick up the best value replacement! Then Read the full article…

What does it truly mean to collaborate in today’s collaborative world?

Following on from the guest blog last week I have been reflecting on the success that has been made of the work done in the collaboration space throughout the NIHR and in particular my part of the organisation the CRN. Having taken a giant leap down the collaborative platform route the NIHR is now starting Read the full article…

NIHR Hub Migration Blog

Earlier this yeah I volunteered to project manage a migration project that would affect everybody within the Clinical Research Network (CRN). The project brief was simple, to migrate over 500 accounts from the traditionally deployed email solution to the new NIHR Hub built on the Google collaboration platform. Fairly straight forward I thought! Unknown unknowns Read the full article…

Rallying the troops – Communicating from the front line

Cpt. Nixon: What do you think I should write these parents, Dick? Because I don’t know how to tell them their kids never made it out of the goddamn plane.Richard Winters: You tell them what you always tell them: their sons died as heroes.Cpt. Nixon: [cynically] You really still believe that?Richard Winters: [pauses, considering] Yeah. Read the full article…

Prioritising – The hardest task?

Prioritising for a CIO in the current industry climate and at the speed of technology innovation is probably the hardest task for a modern CIO. Every new initiative and trend warrants some prioritisation, and there will be a champion for each new concept somewhere in your business that feels their choice should be your number Read the full article…

One week after deadline day…

The 1st of April meant so much to our organisation this year! A complete change in how we manage the delivery of clinical research in the NHS goes ‘live’. No fuss, no trumpets, it simply comes into being: a change from over 100 contracts across the NHS to just 15, a change that sees a Read the full article…

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