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According to the Executive, the website aims to establish a common platform that will enable a “unified understanding of the plans for implementing eHealth”. This site has been developed by the HSE’s Office of the Chief Information Officer.
The site includes information on strategic programmes, including the Individual Health Identifier, eReferral, Primary Care IT, Cancer IT, National Children’s Hospital, Electronic Health Record and the newly created Open Data for Health Programme.
It also outlines how clinicians are engaged with the programme, case studies of successful eHealth projects in Ireland, and membership and terms of reference of the eHealth Ireland Committee.
Mr Richard Corbridge, HSE Chief Information Officer, said: “The delivery of eHealth to Ireland means digital transformation. This evolvement will enable commonly shared capabilities and access to information throughout health and removes silos of information that exist today.
“It will ensure that excellence is shared – not piloted in obscurity, but enabled and encouraged to realise benefits to patients. eHealth is an important enabler to the sharing and protecting of information, where sharing is critical for the delivery of patient safety and care but is controlled by the patient in consultation with the healthcare professional who has a legitimate relationship with the patient.”
For more information on the work of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, please use the following twitter hashtags: #eHealthIreland; #eHealth4all .