IPPOSI is facilitating a series of digital discussions to explore the learnings from Ireland’s pandemic response as well as policies and projects that will influence the future of the Irish health system and health information infrastructure


The first discussion on Sept 20, 2021 focused on evaluating Ireland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and discussing its implications for health information in Ireland. We invited Muiris O’Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Dept. of Health, to discuss what Ireland can learn from a health information perspective.

We were also joined by Loretto Grogan (National Clinical Information Officer, HSE) and Dr. Robert O’Connor (Head of Research, Irish Cancer Society), who both provided insights and perspectives on how health information has played a role in their work over the past 18 months.

Sara Hurley, a juror from the IPPOSI Citizens’ Jury on Access to Health Information, also joined us to represent the jury and share her perspective on the future of Ireland’s health information system.

The outputs of this discussion are available by clicking on the buttons below.


Discussion Recording
Muiris O’Connor’s Slides
Summary Report
Speaker Bios


The EU health information agenda and the preparedness of Ireland to meet its European commitments

More information & speaker line-up coming soon….


The involvement of the public and patients in the digitalisation of our health system

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In addition to our digital discussions series, we will also be posting a series of podcasts featuring experts on the latest innovations, initiatives, and strategies to advance the health system in Ireland

In our first podcast, an IPPOSI representative will be speaking with Gar Mac Críosta (Digital Advisor, COVID Tracker App Lead, HSE) on his experience of developing and implementing the COVID-19 app and how we can learn from that experience to develop health information solutions in the future.

The 2021 IPPOSI Digital Discussion series was made possible through a combination of IPPOSI resources and a number of unrestricted grants from the following IPPOSI Industry members:

Astellas Pharma Ireland

Pfizer Ireland

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Ireland)