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Innovation coaching…

Lead innovation. It sounds so simple, but innovation means so many different things to so many people. Not to mention trying to ‘lead’ a creative process, to make something happen that is quite a creative and individual ‘thing’ requires a new kind of working together. My role is now to find ways, as many ways… Read More

Don’t be salted about a problem, be marinated!

The digital revolution will not be televised! Its already here and televising a modern revolution simply will not be enough. The revolution will be live streamed in virtual reality for everybody to take part in! Gil Scott Heron will be smiling from on high; to think that the immortal statement of wild abandon and a… Read More

Leeds Digital Interns

What does a soap factory, a hotel laundry, a cheese processing plant and a builder’s merchant have in common? They were all places that I learnt my ‘trade’, and somehow I became a CIO in the health service! Yesterday was a great day for the digital team in Leeds, for the second year running the… Read More

CCIO Leadership Styles.

Originally published by DigitalHealth.net Since the publication of Robert Wachter’s book in the spring of 2015, the idea of clinical engagement in all that is digital health has been pervasive. But before ‘the’ book and over the last decade at least, I have seen a plethora of different styles adopted for the role of what… Read More

Becoming the new boy…

Becoming the new boy again is always a nerve wracking event isn’t it? Remember the first day at school, new faces, new places and new ways of working? I am in week three of being the new boy in Leeds and I have never joined anywhere that worked so hard to make you feel welcome… Read More

Rice ready in 60 seconds…

The ladybird guide to explaining difficult things is something that as a parent I wish we all had a copy of, after all the word why and how are every three and six year olds favourite words! In the last three months I have been involved in quite a few presentations. I was asked by… Read More

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 More

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 More

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 More

In the shed at the bottom of the garden…

When a member of staff offers to put you in a shed at the bottom of the garden for the next 12 months, what does it mean I wonder? So far my time in Ireland has taught me so many new phrases. Most hilarious was learning what being ‘put on the long finger’ meant, however… Read More

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