Our Future Health Summit Blog returns for 2022!

– David Neville

2901, 2020

Attracting Emergency Medicine Doctors to Ireland

Eithne Vaughan Witts, Principal Recruitment Consultant – Healthcare & Medical, FRS Recruitment Overview of Emergency Medicine in Ireland Emergency Medicine in Ireland today is delivered by specialists in Emergency Medicine as well as NCHD’s, both within and outside formal specialist training programmes. These doctors work in both Emergency [...]

1601, 2020

Why the ‘Internet of Things’ enables sharing to become caring in the healthcare sector

Sean Gulliford, Head of Connected Devices, Gemserv IMAGINE a world in which you never run out of milk because your fridge reorders it for you automatically or where don’t have to water the garden because your smart sprinkler assesses the weather and switches itself on when needed. That [...]

1812, 2019

Space, time and money – the three-way challenge for health infrastructure

Authors: Deirdre Foley Woods, Healthcare Strategy & Planning, ETL Pollie Boyle, Associate Director, ETL Jack Goodall, Consultant, ETL The law of gravity tells us that what goes up must come down, except perhaps in the case of space standards in new hospitals which appear to have achieved escape [...]

3010, 2019

Care closer to the home – Creating the community to get us there

Kelan Daly,  KPMG, Healthcare Consulting Director We all know that health systems around the world face intense pressure from escalating demand. Hospital emergency departments can vouch for this. We also know that there is evidence to suggest that many of these patients could be treated and cared for [...]

1010, 2019

How does a sewing box help create psychological safety, readiness for change and innovation?

Maria O’ Loughlin, Assistant National Director Organisational Digital Change, Health Business Services, HSE Would it surprise or shock you to learn, that I cried talking about a sewing box in front of 37 people, most of whom I only met 20 minutes before, well it surprised me! But more [...]

1009, 2019


James Sheehan, Orthopaedic surgeon, engineer, businessman and entrepreneur   Whenever we appear to have a crisis in healthcare, and politicians appear under pressure, they commission yet another health report. The latest report is Sláintecare, drawn up by 14 representatives of all the major political parties. No country to date has [...]

409, 2019

Ireland Has a Unique Opportunity to Become a Global Leader in Precision Medicine

Dr. Anne Jones, CEO at Genomics Medicine Ireland Group While Ireland has lagged behind other developed countries when it comes to genomics medicine, we have an opportunity to leapfrog other initiatives and become a leading healthcare provider in precision medicine with the right investment and partnership between public and private [...]

2808, 2019

Collaboration can unlock the shared ambition of Ireland becoming a European leader in clinical trials

Dr Itziar Canamasas, Managing Director, Bayer Ltd and Chair of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association’s (IPHA’s) Clinical Research Exchange Group Clinical trials give patients access to sometimes life-saving trials; they help set the standard of care for patients and they are also vital for boosting innovation; just three of the [...]

2108, 2019

Automation Is Key To Overall Quality Improvement Programmes

Ogie Sheehy, Founder & CEO ViClarity As healthcare continues to change, healthcare providers face a constant struggle to ensure quality improvement programmes are in place and are working sufficiently. It is estimated that hospitals must meet 341 healthcare compliance requirements annually. While these regulatory requirements are in place to ensure [...]

1408, 2019

Staff shortages, a failure not to act now is not worth contemplating – A UK perspective

Peter Carter, Interim Chair North Middlesex Hospitals, former general secretary & CEO Royal College of Nursing The phenomena of a shortage of nurses in the National Health Service (NHS) of the UK are not new. In 1948 the year the NHS came into being there was funding for 85,000 nurses [...]

608, 2019

How data science can help doctors and clinic staff to spend less time on admin and more time on patients

Tony Ryan, Co-founder & CEO, MedVault Clinical staff today are spending more and more time on data entry and repetitive administrative work than ever before. This is not what doctors had in mind when they first started training and it is most certainly not the optimal state of affairs for [...]

1707, 2019

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Disruption in Healthcare – Precision medicine in “Newborns”

PJ Moloney, Managing Director, P4ML, Cork Precision medicine in ‘Newborns’ requires precision diagnostics early on a change of the current care paradigm. According to the World Health Organization 1 in 6 women develop complications that threaten her or her baby’s life. Every 2 minutes a mother dies from complications related [...]

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