The day opened with Chief Clinical Information Officer Yvonne Goff welcoming all delegates and reminding us of the leading role the Council of Clinical Information Officers is taking to deliver technology that is clinically led and patient focused in Ireland. Yvonne spoke next of the quarterly eHealth Ireland Ecosystem events which continue to re-enforce connections between eHealth stakeholders – attracting and encouraging participation from clinicians, researchers, patient organisations, start-ups, and innovators. She told the gathered members that the expert is in all of us who have ideas to deliver enhanced healthcare and the key to building on this is working together in partnership. The Electronic Health Record was identified as our main priority and Yvonne stressed the importance of continued clinical input in driving the initiative forward. Upcoming initiatives such as the online Innovation in Healthcare Repository and Clinical Risk Management Framework were outlined before Yvonne finished by welcoming our first speaker of the day Eamon Coyne.
The second eHealth Ireland & Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem event was held in the Trinity College Biomedical Sciences Institute on Friday 12th January.
The event was opened by the Chief Clinical Information Officer, Yvonne Goff, who welcomed everyone and thanked those who worked to make the event a reality and the ADAPT Centre for hosting the day. Yvonne spoke of the importance of cross border collaboration in Ireland and emphasised how our eHealth systems must be interoperable and independent of borders.