Lero secures €1m EC funding to improve patient safety


24 Dec 2009

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Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, has been awarded close to €1 million in funding from the European Commission to work towards enhancing primary care and patient safety across Europe.

Part of an academic consortium with Kings College London, St Georges University of London and Karolinska Institute in Sweden, among others, Lero will develop generic methods for the integration of Primary Care clinical research activities to support patient safety and clinical research.

"Lero is very pleased to make a major contribution to this very important pan-European project. Software models and processes are the foundation of reliable, cost-effective medical systems and Lero’s cross-university team, led from Trinity College Dublin, will work with the consortium to assure the quality and security of patient data," said Kevin Ryan Centre Director of Lero.

The consortium of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and clinical researchers from across Europe includes experts in ontology, integration, security, data mining, user-facing design, evaluation and clinical research domains.

Lero is the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. It was established in November 2005 with support from Science Foundation Ireland’s CSET (Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology) programme. It is a collaborative organisation, embracing the software engineering research activities in the University of Limerick, lead partner, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.

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