Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are a cornerstone of the eHealth Strategy. Learn more about the introduction of EHRs into Ireland on the eHealth Ireland website here.
Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) 2016
IPPOSI organised a patient-led workshop on electronic health records at the HISI Annual Conference for 2016 on November 16th. The workshop title was ‘In Electronic Health Records we Trust?’ and you can read the Outcome Report arising from the workshop here. For more information, and to see the presentations delivered at the workshop, go here.
‘Personas’ in eHealth
IPPOSI met with the HSE team developing a range of ‘personas’ that will help to illustrate the value and scope of electronic health records, when they are introduced. This HSE team invited the IPPOSI members attending the HISI conference in 2016, and 20 further IPPOSI members, to attend a workshop around the eHR personas that took place in January 2017. You can find out more about the eHR personas here.
To promote debate and discussion on the development of EHRs in Ireland, IPPOSI CEO Derick Mitchell co-hosted a session of the #irishmed tweet chat with Mr Richard Corbridge (HSE Chief Information Officer – @R1chardatron) and Dr Dmitri Wall (Irish Skin Foundation – @DmitriWall) on the topic of ‘Electronic Health Records in Ireland’. 209 participants generated generated 1,721 tweets (and no small amount of enthusiasm) that resulted in almost five million impressions.
#irishmed is a live, twitter-driven event which takes place every Wednesday at 10 pm Irish time on all things relating to Irish medicine, north and south. The regular host of this popular 1-hour forum is Liam Farrell, @drlfarrell, a GP and writer. For people with Twitter accounts, to join the tweet chat, all you have to do is log into your Twitter account and search for the hashtag #Irishmed. Tweets are welcome from everyone, health care professionals, patients, carers; overseas comments are also welcome.