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The Liquid Hospital…

First published for KLAS research, republished here for completeness… Liquid healthcare systems. I was discussing a way to describe how eHealth can change the way in which hospitals deliver care recently with a learned colleague. He has come up with the phrase, the ‘Liquid Hospital’, which I have to say has grabbed my imagination completely. Read the full article…

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 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…

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…

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…

CIO as a team leader…

Originally written for and published by Horizon Business Innovation The role of CIO is more and more about leading a team, and a team of diverse skills and capabilities at that. Healthcare CIOs are used to the term multidisciplinary team, it is intrinsic to integrated care delivery one of the key benefits of technology in Read the full article…

The Bright side…

First published as a blog article on in the Health Management Institute of Ireland Journal. One of the most critical parts that must be carefully considered when creating an eHealth fabric for any care delivery system is not the latest innovation but actually how will the system react under the worst case scenario. Many systems Read the full article…

eHealth, the implementation elephant journey.

Originally published in Health Management Institute of Ireland The amazing work of Chip and Dan Heath in the book ‘Switch: How to change things when change is hard’ describes a series of analogies that reference organisational change. One of these is the elephant at the beginning of the path into the jungle with the ‘driver’ Read the full article…

Keeping it real, My IT dot to do

At high school it became a yearly tradition (to my mother’s happiness) that I received the pastoral award for my contribution towards caring for fellow students. When asked the popular question, ‘What do you want to do when you grow up?’ my answer, though vague, always included the statement ‘to work with people.’  I do Read the full article…

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