NOTE: By submitting this form and registering with us, you are providing us with permission to store your personal data and the record of your registration. In addition, registration with the Medical Independent includes granting consent for the delivery of that additional professional content and targeted ads, and the cookies required to deliver same. View our Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice for further details.

You can opt out at anytime by visiting our cookie policy page. In line with the provisions of the GDPR, the provision of your personal data is a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. We must advise you at the point of collecting your personal data that it is a required field, and the consequences of not providing the personal data is that we cannot provide this service to you.


Don't have an account? Subscribe

Information technology problems raised in Coombe review

By Mindo - 21st Jan 2020

A series of issues in relation to information communication technology (ICT) have been placed on the risk register at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, this newspaper has learned.

Seventeen new risks were added to the corporate risk register, particularly around ICT, following a review of the hospital ICT infrastructure, heard a meeting of the Coombe’s board of guardians and directors in mid-2019.

“A decision was taken to record each of the 12 ICT components separately, as opposed to recording them as one overall risk,” according to the minutes.

The board discussed the risk register and agreed a meeting would take place in December, where a so-called “deep dive” of the register would take place, with board members reviewing risks.

In doing so, “the risk mitigating action would be considered in detail and [it] would consider what further support the board may be able to provide in further mitigating risk”, according to meeting minutes seen by the Medical Independent (MI) following a Freedom of Information request.

MI asked the hospital about the nature of these risks, whether they remained on the risk register or had been resolved.

In response, a Coombe spokesperson said “these are ongoing matters that are under consideration of the board and the executive management”.

Last autumn, a meeting of the board heard “there has been no approval to date for any of the ICT infrastructure deficits identified in the ICT infrastructure review report, however the ICT manager has undertaken some limited works where appropriate”.

Leave a Reply

Latest
Latest Issue
The Medical Independent 20th February
The Medical Independent 20th February 2024

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read