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Slaintecare

By |2019-09-11T13:57:08+01:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 satisfied the insatiable needs of modern [...]

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

By |2019-09-04T09:50:17+01:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 sectors. Public-private approaches to medical research [...]

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

By |2019-08-28T07:59:59+01:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 many reasons why a country should [...]

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Automation Is Key To Overall Quality Improvement Programmes

By |2019-08-21T09:54:44+01:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 the safety and well-being of patients, [...]

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

By |2019-08-14T08:48:04+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 however there were 30,000 vacancies. Percentage [...]

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

By |2019-08-07T09:24:47+01:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 patients. I think it is clear [...]

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Innovation in Online Medical Education

By |2019-07-31T09:30:14+01:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 we live in and the spectacular [...]

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Embracing Innovation in Healthcare

By |2019-08-07T09:25:10+01:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 in high-tech, community focused care. HMC [...]

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

By |2019-07-17T09:19:48+01:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 to pregnancy or childbirth. Every minute [...]

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Navigating the 4th industrial revolution: A world of higher quality but lower cost healthcare

By |2019-07-10T09:53:20+01:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|

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 initial backlog of people’s health needs [...]

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