At a special showcase to mark the first anniversary of eHealth Ireland, the HSE held a special showcase at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin to highlight solutions devised, designed and implemented by the staff at Irish hospitals.

The lynchpin of these projects is data and the ability for medical staff from paramedics to clinicians to be able to access patient records and lab data electronically

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the HSE, Richard Corbridge, introduced a number of the technology-enabled solutions as part of the Showcase, including: Temple Street Children’s University Hospital’s Electronic Health Record Portal, the National Epilepsy Electronic Patient Record and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick

Children, Crumlin’s, ePharmacy solution set, including hospital-based ePrescribing.

The showcase also highlighted three key lighthouse projects devised by eHealth Ireland, targeting epilepsy, bipolar and haemophilia.

At the event, Health Minister Leo Varadkar TD revealed he has increased the ICT budget for the HSE by 40pc to €55m.

Words by John Kennedy