Ireland & UK Digital Health Ecosystems Conference

Ireland & UK Digital Health Ecosystems Conference
March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023

21st March 9.00am

"Every Crisis is an opportunity: Providing Digital Health and Care outside the Hospital"

An overview of innovation in Digital Health across Ireland and UK

The conference will focus on the following:
1) services and solutions are being provided remotely/virtually
2) the impact they have on healthcare provision and patient outcomes
3) the training/upskilling of patients, carers and healthcare workers that is required to make the digital transformation of healthcare successful and effective

9.00 Arrive and refreshments 


9:30 Welcome by Brian O’Connor

Chair of the ECHAlliance

9:40 Aidan Browne

Head of Innovation & Business Development, Dundalk Institute of Technology

9:45 EdwardO’Neill

Director CCS Solution Department of Health Northern Ireland

10:00 Cathy Gillen and Sarah Nolan

Respiratory Clinical Specialist and Clinical Specialist COPD Outreach Physiotherapist,OurLady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

10:15 Andy Bleaden, Director Communities, ECHAlliance (overview of the event)

10:20 MargaretWhoriskey, Director Technology EnabledCare, Scottish Government

10:35 MartinCurley, Professor of Innovation, Maynooth University

10:45 Panel Discussion:What solutions are making impact?

Ø Peter Hansell, Cofounder, Islacare (London)

Ø  Alastair Allen, Chief Technology Officer, Better (London)

Ø  Ian Binks, Sales Director, Orion Health (England)

Ø  Roisin Molloy, CEO/Founder, TriMedika (Northern Ireland)

11:25 Break 

11:40 Rachel Brammer, Director of Stakeholder Engagement & Partnerships at Connected Health Group Limited (Ireland)

11:55 Delyth James, Programme Manager, Digital Health Ecosystem (Wales)

‍12:05  Panel Discussion: What servicesare making impact?

Ø  JenniferNeff, Managing Director &Co-Founder, Elemental (Northern Ireland)

Ø  Martina Skelly, Co-Founder, Yellow Schedule (Ireland)

Ø  Alex Merckx, Director of Marketing and Partnerships, Cognitant (England)

Ø  Declan Murphy, CEO, Isaac Care (Ireland)

‍13.00 Lunch and Networking

14:00 Carl Power, Programme & Business Development Director, dConnect, Digital Health Innovation Hub, Dundalk Institute of Technology

14:10 Breanndán Casey, Education & Outreach Manager, Connected Health and Wellbeing Cluster, Dundalk Institute of Technology  

14:20 John Sheehan, Clinical Vice Chair, Irish Digital Health Leadership Steering Group 

14:35  Natalie Cole, Head of Innovation, Tallaght University Hospital

14:45 Jim McLaughlin, Director, Nano technology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC), Ulster University

15:00 AndyBleaden, Communities Director,  ECHAlliance

15:15  Panel Discussion: Upskilling patients, carers andprofessionals to embrace Digital technologies

Ø  Owen Crawford, Digital Learning Manager, Cardiff University and Huw Williams, Emergency, Pre-hospital and Immediate Care Intergrated BSc (EPIC IBSc) Programme Director (Wales)

Ø  Theresa Morrison, Chief Operating Officer, Connected Academy, Connected Health Group(Northern Ireland)

Ø  Samantha Prime, Research Fellow Digital Health Innovation & Health Service Transformation (England)

Ø  Adrienne Stack, Managing Director, Stacks Pharmacy Group and Digicare (Ireland)

15.45 Collaborative Session: How can we collaborate across the 5 Nations? 

16:15 Closing remarks

 This conference is a partnership between dConnect, Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster, ECHAlliance and Dundalk Institute of Technology.

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