eHealth Ireland & Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystems - 2nd Joint Gathering

2nd Joint Gathering- eHealth Ireland & Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystems -

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Members of the ECHAlliance International Connected Health Ecosystem Network

Exploring north/south cross border collaboration opportunities & the impact of the GDPR

January 12th, 2018

Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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Following the success of the inaugural joint ecosystem gathering in December 2016, we are delighted to confirm the 2nd joint ecosystem gathering on Friday 12th January 2018.

Once again we will provide a platform to showcase existing north/south cross border initiatives and present future opportunities. We will also learn about the impact of the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) on us, our organisations and on eHealth. We are thankful to Trinity College Dublin and the ADAPT Centre (funded by the Science Foundation Ireland) for hosting this gathering. Learn about ADAPT here.    

Some of the topics that will be covered in plenary sessions and/or workshops include: 

  • Opportunities for Cross Border Collaboration in Healthcare
  • Preparing for GDPR and understanding the impacts on eHealth
  • Addressing the challenges of delivering healthcare innovations
  • Industry support / funding opportunities to propel innovation
  • The Digital Health Society - Legal Framework for the Free flow and the secondary use of Health Data
  • North South Cross Border Collaboration Projects in Action
  • European Funding – North/South Opportunities
  • Making Interoperability Work: what’s Needed
  • Q&A session with senior Healthcare Leaders  
  • We have a great line up of speakers and workshop leads, including:

    • Piret Hirv, Adviser, E-services & Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs,
    • Yvonne Goff, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Health Service Executive
    • Mark Lee, Director of Primary Care, Department of Health Northern Ireland
    • Jane Carolan, Interim CIO, Health Service Executive
    • Liam McIvor, CEO, BSO, Health & Social Care NI
    • Peter Connolly, Head of Enterprise Architecture & the Design Authority, HSE
    • Sean Donaghy, Director eHealth & External Collaborations, Health & Social Care NI
    • Prof Dave Lewis, Deputy Director for Industry Spokes, Adapt Centre Dublin
    • Bleddyn Rees, Digital Health Society, European Task Force Leader
    • Mark Ennis, Chair, Invest Northern Ireland
    • Dr Ciarán F. Duffy, National Contact Point H2020 - Health Demographic Change & Wellbeing, Ambient and Assisted Living - Enterprise Ireland
    • Dr Shirley Davey, EU Lead Connected Health, H2020 Contact Point, NIBEC, University of Ulster
    • Gaye Stephens, Trinity College Dublin, Centre for Health Informatics
    • Dr Raymond Nethercott, CCIO, Western Health & Social Care Trust / eHealth Advisory Partner CAWT (Cooperation And Working Together)
    • Gráinne Courtney, Chief Clinical Information Officer, St James’ Hospital, Dublin
    • Gary Loughran, Encompass Programme Director Health & Social Care NI

More details regarding the agenda will be available soon. 

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