Our Future Health Summit Blog returns for 2020!
“Jama Nateqi is the Founder & CEO of Symptoma.com. Jama is a Medical doctor and Co-founder of SYMPTOMA.com, a search engine for diseases.
Jama founded his first successful business in 1999 at the age of 16. He studied human medicine in Austria and conducted research for his thesis at the Yale University, School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. Meanwhile he financed his studies himself and co-founded his second company, SYMPTOMA.com.
After investing 10 years in Research & Development, SYMPTOMA probably has established the biggest disease database in the world.
The European Commission, the Dutch Ministry of Health and leading experts have acknowledged SYMPTOMA to be the “best & most promising eHealth solution in 2016”.
– David Neville
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Dr. Tanya Mulcahy, National Manager, Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) Do this with your kids at the dinner table- ask them to identify one thing in life that they need, something that could be better if they had a way to do it, take note of [...]
Deb Sutton, VP, Client Support, TeleTracking International Global economic and political turmoil and the climate change crisis may dominate headlines but arguably the biggest threat to global wellbeing is the state of our health care services. In the UK, 9.2% of all NHS posts are vacant, while the [...]
Dennis Barry, Managing Director & Owner, MedCode Healthcare Service I was having my morning coffee and reading the most topical news pieces and once again Vaping and its related illnesses are prominent. EVALI or “e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury” has fast become the most topical and [...]
Ahmed Shahrabani, Co-Founder, Locum’s Nest Five years ago, on the medical wards of St Helier Hospital in South London each week played out like clockwork. Come Friday, the rota manager would come down to the wards and ask me, Nick, Paddy and the rest of the doctors on [...]
Jason McLaughlin, Ortus Cloud Solutions, National Sales Manager At Ortus Managed IT & Cloud we work with many clients within the Healthcare sector, including the top two homecare providers in Ireland. We understand that there is a very real need to give nurses, physicians and care managers a [...]
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 [...]
Dave O’ Shaughnessy, Avaya, Healthcare Solutions Leader EMEA & APAC https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveoshaughnessy/ I’m now getting in trouble with my 13yo daughter, and it’s nothing to do with my Dad-Dancing or truly epic Dad-Jokes (I got fired from my lawn maintenance job - I was just not cutting it). It [...]
Catapulting a new service into the Irish Healthcare Sector – The roller -coaster first year Mary Jones, Founder & Managing Director, Mobile Medical Diagnostics I was recently asked if I would I do it all again, and in truth I know I would in a heartbeat. The last [...]
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 [...]
Tony Heffernan, Founder BUMBLEance Children's Ambulance & Saoirse Foundation The constant drive to improve performance, processes and deliver greater efficiencies is a common trend across all previous posts of this blog. We all appreciate the pace that which healthcare is ever-changing, the constant need to embrace new technology, big data, [...]
Greg Martin, MD, MPH, MBA The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is set to transform almost every aspect of healthcare and will translate into improvements in health outcomes that will be akin to the discovery of penicillin. However, as we hurtle toward this promised utopia with heart-thumping enthusiasm, it [...]
David Neville, CEO & Founder of Future Health Summit and Investnet limited This week to celebrate 3 months of our Future Health Summit Blog I thought I’d give you an update on the event itself. Firstly, though I’d like to thank all our contributors so far, as we’ve had fantastic [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Rebecca Patterson, Director of Global Marketing, iheed We have come a long way since 1858 when the University of London offered the first distance education degree. There are now more than 400,000 students studying remotely in the UK alone. And yet there are the naysayers! Despite the blatant time-poor world [...]
Eamonn Fitzgerald, CEO, Hermitage Medical Clinic Hermitage Medical Clinic have been sponsoring the Innovator Award at the annual Future Health Summit for the last 5 years. HMC has firmly established itself as a centre of excellence and innovation and a valuable addition to Ireland’s healthcare infrastructure, with an ethos embedded [...]
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 [...]
Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy, Middlesex University London The National Health Service is loved across the UK and far beyond. Free at the point of delivery and founded by Aneuran Bevan in 1948, he envisaged a future in which the NHS would cost less once the [...]