All posts tagged Professional Skills

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 More

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 More

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 More

Connecting the team… (#ONEeHI)

Twice a year I have the great honour of being able to bring the eHealth Ireland team together to spend a day thinking. No, really thinking! The team spend every working moment executing and delivering, to grow our influence and ensure the needs of the healthcare system are met. To create connections the team needs… Read More

Investment in technology is an investment in health…

At the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) conference I was quoted as saying, ‘Investment in technology for health should not be seen as an investment in IT but an investment in the delivery and improvement of health care for Ireland.’ A friendly face got in touch via social media to say that whilst paradoxes… Read More

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 More

Starting something new…

In February 2015, our new CIO Richard Corbridge asked me if I would take on the challenge of leading our drive to build Projects, Programme & Portfolio Management (PPPM) division, within what would become the new Operating Model for the freshly renamed Office of the CIO. After our conversation, it took me all of 5 minutes… Read More

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

The perfect commute…

The journey to work for so many people across the globe is a miserable experience. Heavy traffic, an alarm call just a little too early, and a squashed train or worse still a missing train. At least once a week I see friends on social media upset by the commute to work, wishing they didn’t… Read More

C this Vs C that!

Recently at the IT Service Management 2014 conference I got into a debate via social media about the need for a Chief Digital Officer. The presentation was on cloud computing and service management and the presenter suggested that an organisation going down a cloud route ought to have a C suite person responsible for data.… Read More

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