It is commonly accepted that we can only achieve this by means of delivering a new type of healthcare model – what has become commonly known in Ireland as Connected Health. Now, before we go any further, I think it is useful to consider what we mean when we talk about Connected Health.The Partner’s Healthcare Centre for Connected Health in Boston defines CH as a model of healthcare delivery that uses technology to provide healthcare remotely.In fact, I think that Connected Health has a much broader definition. Essentially, to me, the term connected Health encompasses electronic health, wireless health, and mobile health and comprises any series of devices, services or interventions that are designed around the patient’s needs in such a way that the patient can receive care in the most proactive and efficient manner possible, preferably – but not necessarily, outside the acute care environment. The term implies that all stakeholders in the process are ‘connected’ by means of timely sharing and presentation of accurate and pertinent information regarding patient status. It involves building the system around the patient and connecting all of the stakeholders in the process. From my perspective it is a mistake to consider connected health in terms of the technologies that make it possible. Rather, we should consider it in terms of the connected, and therefore more efficient, services that it enables. It is also worth noting that Connected Healthcare can extend the reach of the healthcare system into the patient’s home, but is not confined to the home. Its optimal implementation implies that services and stakeholders are connected and coordinated across the spectrum from the home to the specialised acute care environment.
A truly connectedConnected Health Ecosystem with the following elements:A wide range of industry partners – indigenous and multinational, start-ups and large companies, bringing with them a variety of technologies, platforms and data sources.A network of clinicians accessed through the Ireland East Hospital Network. Clinician champions within each member hospital and lead clinicians for each disease will matrix to identify the best possible clinical input.Input from patients and patient groups through IPPOSI supporting structures and direct relationships with individual patient representative groups and online social networking platformsAn interdisciplinary network of engaged academics from UCD and partner universities. This process is supported by a central management function providing funding expertise and project management expertise. At its heart is a core research team that is both full time and multi-disciplinary.
Professor Brian Caulfield, Lead Investigator, ARCH; Director, INSIGHT, Dean of Physiotherapy, UCD
National Healthcare Conference
Connected Health Forum
Prof Brian Caulfield
University College Dublin
remote monitoringhealth 2.0
….comprises any series of devices, services or interventions that are designed
around an individual’s needs in such a way that they are engaged in self
management and can receive care in the most proactive and efficient manner
possible, preferably outside the acute care environment. The term implies that all
stakeholders in the process are ‘connected’ by means of timely sharing and
presentation of accurate and pertinent information regarding status and the need
Core Research Team: f/t, multi-discipline
Project Management & Business Development
Systems Integration & Deployment
Data management infrastructure
Data Analytics Platform
Reusable technology tools
Business & Revenue Modelling
Clinical Research Centres
Irish Connected Health Ecosystem
NEWS ABOUT US NI CAPABILITY CONTACT US RESOURCES FAQ
A CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS
The funding for CHIC is
in place and the
recruitment of research
who would like to take
part in the Connected Health Innovation
Centre are invited to apply to become
members which will entitle them to initiate
research projects by the CHIC researchers.
- An overview of CHIC is available at the
following Link. This includes some relevant
questions and answers.
- Current operational procedures document
are available at the following link.
- Applications will require the completion of 2
1. Company Overview and
2. Memorandum of Understanding.
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MINISTER FOSTER LAUNCHES
On the 3rd of September the Connected
Health Innovation Centre was launched by Minister
Foster. Announcing the funding package for the
Connected Health Innovation Centre, Enterprise
Minister Arlene Foster said "collaboration between
academia, businesses and health providers would
create new products and services that will improve
healthcare provision and deliver real benefits for
Northern Ireland companies".
RECRUITMENT OF TOP
NI Connected Health Innovation Centre launches
its recruitment drive for top researchers interested
in working between health, academia and
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY REPORT
A report by the English Department of Health
describes projects supporting development and
evaluation of assistive technology to increase
independence or wellbeing. Report Link.
18 September, 2013 – Q3 NI Health
24th, 30th and 2nd Oct - English
SBRI briefings (Link)
30 September, 2013 - CHIC Members
call for research submission.
14 October, 2013 - Health and
Innovation Event at Stormont.
Week of 21 October, 2013 - Boston
Trade Mission and EU/US
5 December, 2013 - Q4 NI Health Eco