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…

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 the full article…

Grecian 2000 for Grey IT…

First published in the HIMSS British Journal in August 2016. Turning grey hair to darker hair to protect youthful looks has been a trend for decades, and yet in IT we want maturity to not be grey, kind of odd really! Whether we are calling it shadow IT or grey IT it doesn’t matter. What Read the full article…

Brexit and the CIO!

First published to CIO.CO.UK Just when you thought every conversation would be about Trump this summer someone decided to press a big button that didn’t say Brexit on it, it said ‘stick it to the man’ and very few people thought that meant leave Europe! Or certainly after the event that is what it feels Read the full article…

Engagement – An Interview…

First published in HIMSS engagement and integrated care… At the 2016 EU eHealth week in Amsterdam a number of commentators made an example of the clinical and patient engagement coming out of Ireland around the digital health landscape. This from a country that until recently had made little impact on the health IT area due Read the full article…

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