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Aviva Conference Centre, Dublin 4     
16-17 November 2016

21st HISI Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium
Health Informatics Society of Ireland

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Conference Theme: Digital Patient: Empowerment through Technology

HISI 2016 for everyone who is passionate about the digital transformation of healthcare – and how it enables a patient-centric model of delivery.

HISI 2016 will bring together key stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds – public policy, management, healthcare and IT and patient advocacy.

Attendee Feedback

What attendees at previous HISI Annual Conferences have said:

A good insight into Irish healthcare system and its challenges.

Very nice to attend a very positive HISI Conference.

Good content. A lot of high-level speakers.

A thought-provoking day and a great line-up of exhibitors.

Confirmed Speakers

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Dame Fiona Caldicott

National Data Guardian

NHS England

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Dr Amir Hannan


NHS North West

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Dr Cian Hughes

Applied Artificial Intelligence

Google DeepMind

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Joanne Sweeney


Digital Training Institute

Dr Stephen Brennan

Chief Digital Advisor

Irish Government

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Rachel Dunscombe

CIO & Deputy Chair

Health CIO Network

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Dr Saif Abed

Medical Director

Triangle Health

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Gwyn Thomas

Professor of Informatics Medical School Swansea University

Former Chair, UKCHIP

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Richard Corbridge

Chief Information Officer


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Ingrid Brindle


Haughton Thornley Patient Participation Group

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Maryrose Lyons

Social Media Strategist


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Dr Tony Shannon



Two Days. One Health IT Future.

Wednesday, 16th November

Plenaries, Workshops, HISI CIO Forum & Academic Papers

Thursday, 17th November

HISINM Presents: Nursing, Clinical & AHPs, Industry  
Solution Sessions & eHealth Ireland Ecosystem

HISI 2016: Who should attend?

The mission of the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) is to build bridges between computer professionals interested in health care, and health care professionals interested in computing, while supporting and embracing the new professionals of health care informatics.

We are trying to get to the future faster!

Discover the benefits of HISI membership  

If your role involves any of the following areas, then HISI 2016 is for you:

  • Healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, midwifes and medical specialists
  • Roles in IT architecture and infrastructure, software engineering and management, and mobile app development
  • Roles in epidemiology, research, data analysis and data protection, education
  • Roles in innovation, advocacy, process improvement, education and training, and innovation.


Wednesday (Day 1)

Registration/Morning Coffee

Morning Plenaries 9am -11am

Moderator: Prof Gaye Stephens, ISI & Irish Computer Society

Welcome Address

Mary Cleary
Deputy CEO, HISI and ICS

President’s Welcome

Prof Gerry Lyons
NUI Galway

Update on the National Electronic Health Record

Richard Corbridge

Building public trust for the use of health and care information

Dame Fiona Caldicott
National Data Guardian, National Data Guardian, Dept. of Health England


Ingrid Brindle
Chair, Haughton Thornley Patient Participation Group

Dr Amir Hannan
GP, NHS Northwest

DeepMind Health: Secure and effective use of health data

Dr Cian Hughes
Google DeepMind

Coffee Break

3 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1

Where is Social going…?
Maryrose Lyons
Social Media Strategist, Brightspark Consulting

Social Media for Patient Engagement
Vanessa Carter, hcsmSA & Dr A. Jamie Saris, NUI Maynooth

Healthy Social Media Practice: A Policy for Healthcare Professionals
Joanne Sweeney-Burke
Digital Training Institute

Dealing with the WhatsApp Problem & What’s the next Problem?
Niall Rafferty
CEO, Medxnote

Workshop 2
Information Governance

The four pillars of Information Governance
Tracy O'Carroll

Understanding Privacy & Confidentiality Legislation in Health
Lanre Oluwatona
Association of Data Protection Officers

Information Governance Issues for Secondary Use of Health Data
Dr Lucy Hederman
Trinity College Dublin

Information Security for Health
Brian Honan
BH Consulting

Workshop 3

Secondary Use of Data for Academic & Public Health Derick Mitchell & Prof Gaye Stephens
CEO, Beaumont Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

Enabling Patient Trust
Dr Tony Shannon & Ros Moran
Director, Frectal & Cross-Organisation Strategic Projects Manager, Health Research Board

Dr Amir Hannon & Ingrid Brindle
GP, North-West & Chair, Haughton Thornley Medical Centres PPG

Lunch Break

HISI CIO/ICT Leaders Forum

Academic Symposium


So what have we done since last year?
Prof Neil O’Hare
Chair, Health CIO Forum & CIO, St James Hospital


Paper Presentations


The Changing Role of the CIO Internationally
Mike Jones
Research Director for Healthcare, Gartner CIO Advisory Group


So what are you going to do about it?
Gwyn Thomas
Professor of Informatics, Medical School Swansea University & Former Chair UKCHIP

Coffee Break


A Disrupter’s View on the Development of a CIO Professional
Rachel Dunscombe
CIO, Salford NHS


Paper Presentations Continue


Questions & Answers


Next Steps and Plan for 2017
David Wall
Vice Chair, Health CIO Forum & CIO AMNCH Hopsital

End of day 1

Thursday (Day 2)

Start of day 2

HISNM Presents: Nursing, Clinical & AHP

Industry Solution Sessions


Welcome Address
Ms. Jackie Kiraane and Ms. Paula Kavanagh Joint Chairs, HISINM


Welcome Address
Declan Fitzgerald, Cathoireleach, HISI
Chair: Aidan Coyne, Principal, Triangle Health


Benefits of the Patient Flow Paradigm
Dr Stephen Brennan


The Global MedTech Hub – How Ireland is innovating for future healthcare and economic growth
Sinead Keogh,
Director, MedTech & Engineering, IBEC


How to Select the Right Vendor for You
Dr Saif Abed
Medical Director, Triangle Health


St. James ED – a Patient Flow case study
Prof Geraldine McMahon


DocIT & Noted: A private and public collaboration to improving the medical team’s communication
Brian O’Neill & David Mulqueen
Senior Software Engineer & I.T. Manager Beaumont Hospital & Beacon Hospital


Delivering technology through research for better patient outcomes
Mark Fleming,
NHS Scotland


The High Cost of Sepsis and Ways to Reduce Mortality
Cathy Turner
Associate Vice President


National Early Warning Score – An Electronic Implementation
Jackie Kirrane


Patient Flow System – An Example of Clinically Led ICT in Action
Mr. Dermot Cullinan,
Director of ICT, St.Vincent's Healthcare group


Self Recovery & Rehabilitation Platform .
Niamh Malone,
Brainey App



Maternal and Newborn Clinical Management System: Going Live
Monica O’Regan & Theresa Barry, Cork University Maternity Hospital


Critical Care Solutions - A proven and immediate return on investment
Nadège Haouidji,
Technical Sales Engineer – Export, Evolucare Technology Group


Nursing eReferrals with dashboard activity reporting.
Ms Suzanne Brown.
Mater Hospital, Dublin


Health Service Insights – Enabling the Frontline with Self service Business Intelligence
Mich Vartuli, Mater Hospital, Nicola Newcombe, Temple Street & Steve Gillman, Manitex


Integrated + Contemporary + Nursing + Personhood = ICNP ®An Update from DCU ICNP User Group 2016
Dr Pamela Hussey.


Panel Session with morning speakers answering the questions below and/or related to the theme of Enabling the Digital Patient.


Panel Discussion
Empowering the Digital Patient


eHealth Ireland Ecosystem: 'Laying the foundation for a national electronic health record'

Registration & Coffee


Opening Remarks

Mary Cleary
Deputy CEO, HISI/Irish Computer Society

Minister’s Address

Simon Harris, TD
Minister for Health


eHealth Ireland Update

Richard Corbridge


Engaging the Digital Doctor

Council of Clinical Information Officers Ireland presents:
Dr. Catherine Kelly
Chief Clinical Information Officer, University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


ECH Alliance International Ecosystem Network Update

Brian O’Connor
Chair, ECH Alliance


Nice, France Ecosystem – Priorities and Focus

Prof. Olivier Guerin
Vice Mayor of Nice for Health



The National E.H.R. Project

E.H.R. Personas
Introduction, Table Discussions and Feedback


Complementary E.H.R. Projects

Medical Oncology Clinical Information System (MOCIS)

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

National Rehabilitation Hospital


Closing Remarks

Mary Cleary
Deputy CEO, HISI/Irish Computer Society

End of Day

Diamond Sponsors and Corporate Members

Triangle Health logo
Aura Healthcare logo
Meditech logo

Conference Sponsors

G2 Speech logo
Manitex logo
T-Pro logo
MSC logo
Evolucare logo
Valentia Technologies logo
Stalis logo
DMF Systems logo
NSAI logo
IntersyStems logo
INS Maxims logo
Evolve logo
Vision ID logo
Grapevine logo
Medxnote logo
SwiftQueue logo
Cerner logo
AGFA HealthCare logo
Cardiac Services logo
Oxygen Care logo
CSC logo
GS1 Ireland logo
IMSTA logo
Folding Space logo
Asdon Group logo
Allocate Software logo

HISI 2016 Conference Venue

The 21st HISI Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium will be held over two days, on 16-17 November 2016.

The venue will be the prestigious Aviva Conference Centre, located in Dublin 4.

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  • State-of-the-art conference facilities
  • Convenient, central location
  • Accessible by public transport
  • State-of-the-art classroom, video and testing facilities
  • Full wheelchair accessible facilities

Register Now!

One Day €165
Two Day €275
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HISI & ICS Members:    Book here
One Day €225
Two Day €325
Non-Exhibiting Vendor €425
Public Sector One Day
Public Sector Two Day
Poster/Paper Presenter (One Day) €50

* includes free HISI annual membership

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