Future IT Architecture to Enable the New Capabilities

Future IT Architecture to Enable the New Capabilities

“Healthcare transformation, underpinned by technology, will better equip our healthcare service providers to:
- Know their patients:  providing access to data when and where it’s needed most, to identify what is happening and predict what will happen next.
- Engage our citizens: connecting patients to their care teams to better manage care delivery and engage people individually in their health and wellbeing.
 - Manage services: putting data into action to improve outcomes, manage demand and optimise service delivery to maximize value and better serve our population."

The delivery of the health service capabilities is underpinned by the delivery of the future IT architecture vision. This vision is aligned with the HSE objectives, eHealth Strategy and business capability requirements, and enables integration and provision of information in a timely, reliable way.


This more technical section sets out the architectural vision describing the future technology architecture for eHealth in Ireland. The architecture covers all care settings, and all systems, at a high level. The architecture supports the eHealth Strategy and Integrated Care Programmes through standards, common identifiers, common services and where practical and cost effective, central core applications. The vision will be delivered under clinical and operational leadership, by the health service with K&I function and its partners. The realisation of the benefits that the vision brings is ultimately an operational responsibility and lies with the front line service and the health service management.