HIMSS Europe Executive Leadership Summit 24th November 2016

National healthcare chief information officers from England, Ireland and Wales are set to open the first ever Executive Leadership Summit to be hosted in Ireland.

Tony O’Brien, Director General for the Health Service Executive (HSE), Richard Corbridge, CIO for HSE as well as Will Smart, CIO for NHS England and Andrew Griffiths, CIO for NHS Wales will open the event with a lively discussion focused on the CIO and corporate leadership.

The event, which is hosted by HIMSS Europe and the HSE in association with KPMG, will invite around 100 influential chief information officers, chief clinical information officers and industry leaders todiscuss the bigger picture topic of ‘Leading through times of change.’

Simon Harris, Minister for Health, Ireland said: “The recognition the HSE is now beginning to get for its digital agenda has been reinforced by HIMSS deciding to host its Executive Leadership Summit in Dublin for the first time. The building blocks the HSE has put in place in 2016 have begun a journey of digital transformation and the HIMSS event is recognition of this and the leadership associated with its achievement.

"I am delighted that speakers from across the globe will come to Dublin and hear of Ireland's progresson embracing digital health to support a safer, more efficient and patient-centred service."

Richard Corbridge, CIO HSE, CEO, eHealth Ireland said:

“The HIMSS event is the culmination of a week of events that will showcase digital innovation to the public of Ireland. This will allow us to begin to understand how by embracing the concepts of digital and innovation, health and wellbeing can be supported to be safer, more efficient and with the patient at the centre.

It comes at a pivotal time for Ireland as the country looks to deliver on its €875m electronic health record strategy.

Stephen Bryant, Managing Director of HIMSS UK and Europe added: “At HIMSS we consistently hear about fantastic innovations from across the UK and beyond but know that there are few opportunities to share this despite such close borders. The Executive Leadership Summit previously held in London has been groundbreaking in providing a completely open and frank environment for key leaders to discuss how we can transform health and care through IT in England and I have no doubt that the event in Dublin will bring together those who have the driving force from further afield, to do exactly the same.”