FHS Blog

17 09, 2020

The Impact of Covid 19 Pandemic on The Nursing Home Sector and hope for the future

By |2020-09-16T16:48:02+01:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on The Impact of Covid 19 Pandemic on The Nursing Home Sector and hope for the future

Amanda Torrens - CEO Brindley Healthcare As I celebrated the arrival of 2020 on New Year’s Eve with friends and family, I was looking forward to what I hoped was going to be a very rewarding year for all at Brindley Healthcare, however the storm clouds of Covid-19 [...]

16 09, 2020

Future Health Summit update following the announcement of the Irish Government “Plan for Living with Covid-19” for 2020/21

By |2020-09-16T09:08:34+01:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Future Health Summit update following the announcement of the Irish Government “Plan for Living with Covid-19” for 2020/21

David Neville - CEO Future Health Summit & Investnet At Investnet we welcome the new Government “Recovery and Resilience Roadmap” published yesterday September 15th.  This means we can REOPEN our business, which has been devastated since March, and start planning our calendar for rest of 2020 [...]

11 09, 2020

Patient Advocacy in Ireland – Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis

By |2020-09-11T11:59:58+01:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Patient Advocacy in Ireland – Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis

Andrew Kennedy - Communications Officer, Patient Advocacy Service (PAS) The Patient Advocacy Service (PAS) was launched in November 2019 by then Minister for Health Simon Harris, just a few months before the Covid -19 pandemic began. The independent, free and confidential service, commissioned by the National Patient Safety [...]

4 09, 2020

The “Positive Paradigm” and the Future of Healthcare

By |2020-09-04T12:48:35+01:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on The “Positive Paradigm” and the Future of Healthcare

Professor Ciarán O’Boyle - Director, RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health It has always seemed to me that we go through life largely unaware of the defining impact of our pre-suppositions on our attitudes, beliefs, and actions. The philosopher of science, Thomas Kuhn in his book “The [...]

27 08, 2020

Measuring Patient Level Costs and Profitability

By |2020-09-01T14:48:54+01:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Measuring Patient Level Costs and Profitability

Gary Cokins, Founder and CEO: Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC About Gary Cokins (Cornell University BS industrial engineering/operations research, 1971; Northwestern University Kellogg MBA 1974) is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC at www.garycokins.com in Cary, North Carolina USA. His career included being a management consultant with Deloitte, [...]

23 06, 2020

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) – A national initiative to facilitate solutions for problems in healthcare generated by the Covid-19 Pandemic

By |2020-06-23T13:14:13+01:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) – A national initiative to facilitate solutions for problems in healthcare generated by the Covid-19 Pandemic

Caroline McGarry,  PR & Communications, Health Innovation Hub Ireland

2 06, 2020

The Elusion of Efficiency (during Covid-19)

By |2020-06-02T14:44:54+01:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on The Elusion of Efficiency (during Covid-19)

Prof. Michael Mainelli - Executive Chairman of the Z/Yen Group Professor Michael Mainelli FCCA FCSI (Hon) FBCS, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group, is a qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist, and management consultant, educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin. Michael gained his PhD at the London School of Economics where [...]

26 05, 2020

Home Care after the COVID Crisis

By |2020-05-25T20:22:44+01:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Home Care after the COVID Crisis

Michael Harty, Director & Founder, Home Care Plus and Home Care Direct Before the COVID 19 crisis unfolded, the Department of Health were planning the introduction of regulation and a Statutory right to home care. The hope is that this crisis will just reinforce the need to bring [...]

19 05, 2020

Cybersecurity in Healthcare

By |2020-05-19T15:06:01+01:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Hazel Chappell, Founder/President/Digitial Transformation Healthcare Consultant/Health2047 Associate/Business Advisor – DellMed CoLab I’m now a #cybersister! Not just a woman in cybersecurity or a cyberwoman but part of a cybersecurity family of females whose passion is in healthcare. I have a specific appetite in healthcare for deep [...]

29 04, 2020

Covid 19 – Leadership under the spotlight

By |2020-04-29T09:11:24+01:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Covid 19 – Leadership under the spotlight

John Adair, Leadership Theorist and best-selling Author Understanding leadership means focus upon the situation. Taken to extremes, this school declares there is no such thing as a born leader: it all depends upon the situation. Some situations will evoke leadership from one person, others will bring it out [...]

21 04, 2020

All changed, changed utterly, a terrible beauty was born

By |2020-04-21T09:10:41+01:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on All changed, changed utterly, a terrible beauty was born

David Neville, CEO Future Health Summit & Investnet As the Covid-19 public health emergency enters what might be its most critical phase so far it is nearing time to consider how the learning emerging from it can best be gathered, assessed, discussed and acted on. The [...]

10 04, 2020

The resilience of teams

By |2020-04-10T16:19:23+01:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on The resilience of teams

Peter Carter OBE, Chairman St. Andrews Charity, Northampton, England Frequently when discussing resilience, the emphasis is on individual resilience, however a key characteristic of working in the health service is teamwork. In these taxing times it’s worth reflecting on how teams, that are under huge pressure, work and [...]

7 04, 2020

How many of the changes in NHS practice will continue after this crisis is over?

By |2020-04-07T13:47:50+01:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on How many of the changes in NHS practice will continue after this crisis is over?

Paul Corrigan MBE, Management Consultant & Executive Coach I want to discuss whether a number of very important changes, currently taking place with the delivery of NHS services, will continue after the crisis is over. Or will we return to the way things were before? Where does NHS [...]

1 04, 2020

How is COVID-19 affecting the dentists in Ireland?

By |2020-04-01T08:58:01+01:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on How is COVID-19 affecting the dentists in Ireland?

Dr. Richard Lee Kin, Periodontist "There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen." — Lenin As I write, dentists across Ireland are either closed or open for emergencies only and for those brave dentists that are - I have my reservations as to [...]

27 03, 2020

Twenty tips for guarding against depression and anxiety in the era of self-isolation

By |2020-03-27T10:25:52+00:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Twenty tips for guarding against depression and anxiety in the era of self-isolation

Alastair Campbell, Writer, Communicator, Strategist, Speaker and TV Analyst Good morning fellow isolators … after this week’s announcement, it looks like we really are in it all together now. I’ve pretty much been in self-isolation since Sport Relief eleven days ago, not because of symptoms but because by [...]

25 03, 2020

In times of national crisis, governments always mobilise the little ships of the enterprise economy

By |2020-03-25T13:01:47+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on In times of national crisis, governments always mobilise the little ships of the enterprise economy

Professor Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy, Middlesex University London The UK government is world-class when it comes to contingency planning and emergencies. Ministers, civil servants and all manner of official experts regularly rehearse and practice for a wide range of disasters and incidents. Across the [...]

10 03, 2020

Nutrition In Hospitals – How Can Technology Help?

By |2020-03-10T11:51:06+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Nutrition In Hospitals – How Can Technology Help?

Ronan Byrne, Commercial Manager, Dualtron The health and wellbeing of patients is of utmost importance, and should we have a family member or friend in hospital, we all want to know that they are being looked after. We want to be assured that they are getting the right [...]

5 03, 2020

Embracing technology to grow older with dignity

By |2020-03-05T09:43:26+00:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Embracing technology to grow older with dignity

Beth Meid, Director of Global Business AMD The world’s population is not only growing, but also growing older! The number of 80+ age group is growing four times faster than any other age group. 80% of this age group live with incontinence. How can we, as product manufacturers, [...]

20 02, 2020

Does Ireland punch above its weight in the Health and Life Sciences Sector?

By |2020-02-20T11:07:51+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Does Ireland punch above its weight in the Health and Life Sciences Sector?

Aisling Gannon, Partner, Head of Healthcare, Eversheds Sutherland Tony McGovern, Partner, Head of Life Sciences, Eversheds Sutherland Ireland consistently ranks amongst the best countries in the world to invest in and do business.  This is particularly true of the health and life sciences sector.  Globally, the health [...]

5 02, 2020

How to Convery Complex Concept

By |2020-02-05T08:15:16+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on How to Convery Complex Concept

Fiona Claridge, Country Lead Ireland, Own The Room Daniel was brilliant. A data analyst, he had swiftly proven himself to be a keen thinker who could quickly find patterns amidst rows of data. There was just one problem. Whenever he got up in front of colleagues from other [...]

29 01, 2020

Attracting Emergency Medicine Doctors to Ireland

By |2020-01-29T13:28:07+00:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on 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 [...]

16 01, 2020

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

By |2020-01-16T11:42:02+00:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on 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 [...]

18 12, 2019

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

By |2019-12-20T14:46:13+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on 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 [...]

12 12, 2019

Innovation in the Irish Healthcare system: just what we NEED

By |2019-12-12T16:00:29+00:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Innovation in the Irish Healthcare system: just what we NEED

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 [...]

27 11, 2019

Understanding the Crisis in Global Healthcare

By |2019-11-27T10:16:14+00:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Understanding the Crisis in Global Healthcare

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 [...]

20 11, 2019

What is the Vaping (related-disorder) Code?

By |2019-11-20T21:07:46+00:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on What is the Vaping (related-disorder) Code?

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 [...]

13 11, 2019

The Story of Locum’s Nest – The Birth

By |2019-11-13T10:05:52+00:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on The Story of Locum’s Nest – The Birth

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 [...]

7 11, 2019

Cloud Computing, the why for Healthcare?

By |2019-11-07T11:42:15+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Cloud Computing, the why for Healthcare?

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 [...]

30 10, 2019

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

By |2019-10-30T13:05:12+00:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on 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 [...]

23 10, 2019

The Carbon Footprint of Healthcare

By |2019-10-23T12:57:33+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on The Carbon Footprint of Healthcare

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 [...]

16 10, 2019

Catapulting a new service into the Irish Healthcare Sector

By |2019-10-16T22:16:36+01:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Catapulting a new service into the Irish Healthcare Sector

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 [...]

10 10, 2019

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

By |2019-10-10T18:55:10+01:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on 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 [...]

3 10, 2019

Time – The World’s Most Valuable Currency

By |2019-10-03T09:31:28+01:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Time – The World’s Most Valuable Currency

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, [...]

24 09, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

By |2019-09-24T19:37:44+01:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

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 [...]

18 09, 2019

Future Health Summit 2020 update

By |2019-09-18T08:54:39+01:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Future Health Summit 2020 update

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 [...]

10 09, 2019

Slaintecare

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

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 [...]

4 09, 2019

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|Comments Off on 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 [...]

28 08, 2019

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|Comments Off on 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 [...]

21 08, 2019

Automation Is Key To Overall Quality Improvement Programmes

By |2019-08-21T09:54:44+01:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on 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 [...]

14 08, 2019

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|Comments Off on 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 [...]

6 08, 2019

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|Comments Off on 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 [...]

31 07, 2019

Innovation in Online Medical Education

By |2019-07-31T09:30:14+01:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Innovation in Online Medical Education

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 [...]

24 07, 2019

Embracing Innovation in Healthcare

By |2019-08-07T09:25:10+01:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Embracing Innovation in Healthcare

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 [...]

17 07, 2019

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

By |2019-07-17T09:19:48+01:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on 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 [...]

10 07, 2019

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

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 [...]

3 07, 2019

Future Health Summit 2019

By |2019-07-03T11:06:14+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: FHS Blog|Comments Off on Future Health Summit 2019

The Future Health Summit 2019 took place on May 20th-21st at the RDS in Dublin. Once again it was my great pleasure to welcome over 400 healthcare leaders and decision makers, both international and domestic who attended this established annual event. With a speaker line up featuring over 30 contributors [...]