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Reflections on eHealth Summit 15.

12 months ago at the inaugural eHealthSummit in Croke Park in Dublin, I was asked to speak at the Locknote panel on the challenges for eHealth and the Implementation of the eHealth Strategy in the next 12 months. Top of my wish list for enabling the eHealth Strategy was the implementation and availability of the… Read More

What makes a great IT professional?

Stereotypes are quite destructive things aren’t they? The IT Crowd would have you believe that the most important skill in an IT professional is their ability to treat ‘users’ with complete disdain and to deliver a witty one liner at the appropriate moment in time, not to mention be a socially awkward misfit. How the… Read More

Open Data for a new Healthcare IT System

To be able to start an evolution is quite an exciting prospect. In my last role (Clinical Research in the NHS) we knew we had to move to an environment where data was considered to be open due to policy, legislation and for the transparency that the industry wanted to achieve. Here in Ireland there… Read More

The first twenty percent of initiation…

There are plenty of articles and books that give a great deal of advice about starting a new job. First 90 Days by Michael Watkins and the Gartner First 100 Days were great preparation reads for me moving to my new role in Ireland. Now I am more than 20% into that first period of… Read More

Liquid hospital… How it could be…

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. The concept of a Liquid Hospital is very much one not just… Read More

What does it truly mean to collaborate in today’s collaborative world?

Following on from the guest blog last week I have been reflecting on the success that has been made of the work done in the collaboration space throughout the NIHR and in particular my part of the organisation the CRN. Having taken a giant leap down the collaborative platform route the NIHR is now starting… Read More

Rallying the troops – Communicating from the front line

Cpt. Nixon: What do you think I should write these parents, Dick? Because I don’t know how to tell them their kids never made it out of the goddamn plane.Richard Winters: You tell them what you always tell them: their sons died as heroes.Cpt. Nixon: [cynically] You really still believe that?Richard Winters: [pauses, considering] Yeah.… Read More

Prioritising – The hardest task?

Prioritising for a CIO in the current industry climate and at the speed of technology innovation is probably the hardest task for a modern CIO. Every new initiative and trend warrants some prioritisation, and there will be a champion for each new concept somewhere in your business that feels their choice should be your number… Read More

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