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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…

A festival of eHealth!

A year ago we were invited to be involved in the Future Health summit for the first time. We built a house as the theme for the event, from blue print to decoration eHealth experts from across the EU used the story of creating a new build as an analogy to describe how eHealth Ireland Read the full article…

Guest Blog – It’s time staff go front of screen on social media.

It’s better for everyone – the brand, the customer and your organization. I attended the biggest social media marketing conference in San Diego recently and its clear the tempo and direction of social media is changing. If you thought the digital age had been and gone, well you are gravely mistaken. “This is the fastest Read the full article…

Mix tape management…

On days like yesterday I am so pleased I am a bit of a music geek, I love making musical lists, the best 75 songs of Bowie, the best 10 Stone Roses songs and yesterday morning way more important than any list ever before, the best 50 Prince songs. The day the world lost Prince Read the full article…

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