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Interesting eHealth Ireland Ecosystem "Digital Innovations for Mental Health & Well-being”

04 October 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Smith
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There are many existing and emerging ideas around how digital technology can promote positive mental health and wellbeing e.g. online support groups, mobile phone applications, games, virtual reality, virtual therapists, robots, artificial intelligence, and so on. The eHealth Ireland Ecosystem met to discuss this important topic and how these technologies can be best used.

The main objectives of the meeting were:

  1. To showcase the excellent work that is ongoing in Mental Health within the Public Hospital System
  2. To support and encourage ideas of joined up working groups within the mental health area
  3. To openly discuss the journey of mental health patients and the role of technology in this process

With 165 delegates including health professionals, medical educators, research students, nurses, general practitioners, industry leads, policymakers, patient group representatives, and service users, the event was a great opportunity to share knowledges and experiences.

The event counted with an exhibition space, companies exhibited on the day:Swift queue, Manitex, Ranseys, Sorsix, AYAYA, Brennan & Co,Health Bridge Technology….

ECHAlliance delivered some feedback as to their role on the International Working Group for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

The attendees were broken up into 3 groups for the workshops focusing on 3 different topics within the mental health & wellness area, each room discussed a particular challenge that had been set by the chair of the group and also the chair relayed the feedback of the workshop to the full audience prior to the lunch break.

The three discussions from the roundtable discussions were:

  • Service User Engagement
  • Uses of Technology in the treatment of Mental Health
  • Connecting for the Future


More information here 

Download the presentation here