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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…

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…

Guest Blog – Rocking the Future Health Summit

Thursday 25th of May 2016, The eHealth Festival rocked the stage at the Future Health Summit in City West. No festival would be complete without some audio visual fireworks and with this in mind, we opened with a powerful music video painstakingly produced by Elaine Naughton The video, which wouldn’t have been out of place 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…

The future is bright and the future of healthcare is data…

In healthcare we have landed on the moon many times with small steps for man and giant leaps for mankind. Data is the next big Neil Armstrong moment for healthcare! In 1853, Florence Nightingale started what we know today as the modern profession of nursing. Interestingly she also helped popularise the graphical presentation of statistical Read the full article…

Innovate and Entrepreneur – Conflation that shouldn’t happen…

Originally published via Horizon Business Innovation The point in which the IT industry began to conflate the words innovation and entrepreneur bothers me as a CIO in the public sector. On a regular basis public sector technology picks up negative commentary on two fronts; firstly it is not innovative and agile enough and secondly that 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…

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