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A Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Health in Ireland

The Department of Health is finalising a Digital Health & Social Care Strategic Framework. This will set the direction for and approach to digital enablement of the health system in Ireland over the next seven years. Amongst other things, this will inform government of the value that investment in digital health can bring. In parallel, the HSE is developing the Digital Health Strategic Implementation Plan that details the capabilities and programmes that will deliver on the ambition of the Strategic Framework to transform healthcare in Ireland.

In this webinar, the HISI membership will hear from Niall and John, who are leading out on the Department of Health and HSE components respectively.


Niall Sinnott has responsibility in the Department of Health for progressing the national eHealth agenda in conjunction with the HSE, including the implementation of electronic health records, health identifiers, ePharmacy and other strategic eHealth initiatives; oversight of ICT developments in the HSE and health agencies, including the management of capital budgets; supporting the implementation of electronic cross-border health services (Electronic Prescriptions and Patient Summaries) at a European level.

With over 25 years of experience in software delivery, John Ward currently holds the role of interim Chief Technology Transformation Officer with the HSE and is leading the HSE’s Digital Strategy Implementation Plan. John is a Partner with EY. Focused on the cutting edge of innovative software architecture and development, he held several roles leading technology architecture change (from strategy to delivery) in very large and complex programmes in the Financial Services, Government and Commercial sectors. John’s predominant industry is Public Sector, in which he has led a number of technology transformation projects across various public sector departments.

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