Irish eHealth Has A New Leader
Ireland is committed to delivering a tech-enabled healthcare system for the first time. To do so, it’s drawing on the expertise of a veteran of neighbour Britain’s experiences.
“After many years of underinvestment in healthcare technology, Ireland has taken the decision to radically change.”
That’s the view from the first ever head of IT for the organisation tasked with delivering healthcare to the whole of Ireland – Richard Corbridge, who recently took up the role of CIO for the Republic’s Health Service Executive.
Corbridge, formerly Chief Information Officer for the UK’s National Institute for Health Research, is in parallel also leading a new body that has a mission to use technology to deliver healthcare benefit to Irish citizens by 2020, as eHealth Ireland – confirmation of how seriously Dublin is starting to take technology as a supporter of better national wellbeing.
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