The Department of Health and HSE are happy to announce that the eHealth Ireland Ecosystemheld its first official meeting of the National eHealth Ecosystem on 29 June 2015 at the Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4.
Following on from a series of awareness-raising initiatives starting at eHealth Week in 2013 and culminating at the Health Informatics Society of Ireland Annual Conference in November 2014, the Department of Health working with the HSE has chosen the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) to facilitate the external support of the eHealth Ireland Ecosystem by bringing together stakeholders from across the eHealth spectrum.
“The eHealth Ireland Ecosystem will help us to modernise IT systems across the health service, and to implement the National eHealth Strategy. We have held a series of national events and are now ready to take this to another level with the support of HISI and ECHAlliance.”
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, T.D.
The first meeting of the eHealth Ireland Ecosystem focussed on ePharmacy and digital pharmacy support tools, an area which has the potential to benefit significantly from eHealth technologies given the huge advances made in this area and the significant resources required to support the best patient care and patient outcomes.
“The aim of the Ecosystem is to help to break down silos and develop lasting collaborations to transform healthcare delivery and create economic growth. Most importantly we believe that the Ecosystem will help us to achieve the objectives of the HSE and transform relationships in the delivery of healthcare in a technology-enabled environment for better patient outcomes.”
Richard Corbridge, Chief Information Officer HSE