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A great loss…

With great loss comes a new degree of responsibility, the world of science has lost not just a great thinker but probably the biggest inspiration of the last century. The loss of Stephen Hawking at 76 years old is a sad day for anyone who has been inspired by his writing, his speaking even his Read the full article…

Change the reaction…

Last night was a great night out in ‘sunny’ London, for me a return to the Jazz Café in Camden, a place I used to love, a place I frequented many times. But, the last time I was there was for the final goodbye gig of a band I loved, Ben and Jason around 2003. So Read the full article…

2017 Review of the Year

Well folks, its that time of year again, a reflection of 365 days; things that have happened, things that that I’ve heard, things that I’ve watched things that I’ve learnt. My very own review of 2017. This is the fifth time I have been able to do a review of the year, take a little Read the full article…

What is Pink Socks?

A simple pair of Pink Socks can change your world! Pair by pair pink socks have become the new paradigm in connectedness for healthcare IT professionals all over the world. To have a pair from Nick Adkins that you can gift on enables you to become the Network Effect Technology! My first pair arrived from Read the full article…

Leaving Ireland…

The 31st of July was a very sad day for me, it was the day I had to sit down with the Director General and say those words, ‘I resign as CIO of the HSE.’ Nearly three years in Ireland has been amazing. In the following week one of the team asked me, ‘was it Read the full article…

Don’t worry be happy…

I loved that song, Bobby McFerrin 1988 when the world was a much simpler place. No matter what we do we have days when we are up and cope with anything and days when we are down and the world gets on top of us all. What are the tricks of the trade you use Read the full article…

The EHR implementation as a relationship…

First published on KLAS research pages, reposting here in celebration of a good friends wedding! Story telling becomes more and more important as the message becomes more complex. In 2016 I met a Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) from an NHS Foundation Trust; they were to go live with a full Electronic Health Record (EHR) Read the full article…

Manchester…

What makes the world go around? What connects people more than anything else? I think its music! In the last short period of time going to hear live music is now a target for evil. Those people making this happen do not care for music, they do not care for people, they do not care, Read the full article…

CIO100 – A thank you to a few people

For the last five years I have been part of the CIO100, that is something I am extremely proud of. The role of CIO is something I believe passionately in and to be part of this group, to achieve membership to this rag-tag group of pioneers, leaders, misfits and general try hard, mean well human 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…

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