Health Innovation Week Blog

24th November, 2016

Postcard to myself?

by Richard Corbridge

Imagine being able to advise a 21 year old version of yourself. What differences could you make to how you develop and grow up if you went back and passed on advice? Vogue magazine recently interviewed Victoria Beckham using this as the entire principle for their interview and at the innovation showcase this week we will ask the audience to send their future selves a postcard of what they believe the healthcare system should be like in 2030. ...

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21st November, 2016

Bip Innovation Challange

by Richard Corbridge

The first event of Health Innovation week is over, and what a wonderful event it was too! Three teams formed bright (and cold) and early on Saturday morning. They were set a task: “What digital solutions can do to support the care, treatment and awareness of Bipolar disorder”. In the room at the Innovation Academy in Trinity College, Dublin, were technologists, clinicians, patients and expert innovators all there to turn ideas into reality over 48 hours. ...

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21st November, 2016

How do you transform the Health Of A Nation?

by Karl O'Leary

A: Well in Ireland, it starts with a week! Welcome to Health Innovation Week, running from Saturday 19th to 24th November in Dublin. This is an initiative by eHealth Ireland to engage with as broad an audience as possible and educate and get active participation in the journey to ensure Ireland really transforms the way the healthcare system leverages ...

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4th November, 2016

Irelands’S eHealth Revolution - Developing a culture of Innovation within the Irish Healthcare System

by Clyde Hutchinson

Ireland is the last developed country without a functioning electronic health system. Over the summer, we saw Botswana overtaking Ireland in international digital healthcare rankings. On the surface this seems so bleak that is not worth trying, but ...

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4th November, 2016

Innovating in healthcare is a whole-system job

by Dr Maria Quinlan

At ARCH we work with digital healthcare companies, via a diverse range of research projects, to understand how their innovations can be fully leveraged to provide the best possible care, at the best possible price, to the most amount of people. What I have learned in this process is that bringing real patient-centred innovation to healthcare is a whole-system job ...

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4th November, 2016

Innovating from the Frontline

by Dr Saif Abed

When I changed my career and decided to focus on eHealth many of my friends and colleagues became confused. In fact they were utterly bewildered. Who leaves a promising career as a doctor to work in IT? ...

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4th November, 2016

Disruption And Innovation In The Irish Health System

by Richard Corbridge

The health system of Ireland is about to hold its first ever innovation week. So many other parts of the technology and digital industry are moving towards a reference to disruption as much as innovation. This got us thinking about what the word disruption means in our digitally focused area, after all the public sector is perceived ...

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2nd November, 2016

IoT could cure NHS A&E costs

by Chris Wheal

Health is about to get a medicinal dose of IoT to enable better treatment of patients in their home and to cut emergency admissions to hospitals.....

.... Want to learn more about the impact IoT will have on today's industries? IoT World takes place in Dublin this November – Europe's most comprehensive IoT-focused event. Paid Places and Free Expo passes are still available.

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2nd November, 2016

Health Literacy has Nothing to do with the Three Rs

by Dervilla O’Brien

I can read and write as well as anyone. My hearing is fine. I’m a reasonably smart individual. Why then, when my husband came home from hospital after surgery with a prescription for four different tablets and an exercise regime, did it take us two days to figure out how to manage his pain? ....

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2nd November, 2016

Innovation – what is it?

by Gareth Presch

The World Health Innovation Summit (#WHIS) team see many, many exciting innovations on a daily basis. Much of the initiatives we learn of start within the community by people who have a passion and need to simply make the world a better place. They will often have seen an opportunity to create something new, or improve on an existing ....

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