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Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3     
6-7 November 2018

23rd HISI Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium
Health Informatics Society of Ireland

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Conference Theme ~ Sharing and Caring

2018 will hopefully become a landmark year for eHealth in Ireland as the HSE moves to progress the national electronic health record programme forward. Over time this will result in the potential for greater levels of access to health records, and the data contained within. There are huge benefits to the sharing of this information between patients’ and the carers; between primary, community and acute care providers; and between patients and researchers. However, such sharing must be done in a controlled and open fashion.

There is a risk that recent legislation will result in an overly enthusiastic restriction of data sharing and this may not be in the best interests of the patient or the service. A balance must be sought. We were taught as children that Sharing was Caring. In the eHealth world Sharing can be Caring in lots of ways, and this years HISI conference takes that as an overarching theme and will explore it across many aspects. I do hope that you can partake in the conference and engage in what we hope will be a lively, interesting and fun event.

Prof. Neil O’Hare,Chair (HISI)

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.

2018 Featured Speakers

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David Cole

IBM Watson Health Innovation and Lead Europe and Co-Founder of UK Children’s Charity Thinking of Oscar


David is a social entrepreneur and experienced technologist with a passion for innovation in healthcare and specifically paediatrics. He has had a career with IBM spanning nearly 20 years and has spent the last three years working within IBM’s artificial intelligence (A.I) arm, Watson. David began the role of Innovation Lead at the beginning of 2018 with the remit of exploring new ways for healthcare organisations to embrace IBM’s healthcare and A.I technologies.

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Henrique Martins

President of the Board of the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, Portugal

Elected chair of the EU eHealth Network

Prof. Martins is an Internal Medicine Specialist. He obtained his PhD degree from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge with a thesis on "The use of Mobile ICT in clinical settings". He holds a Master in Management from the University of Cambridge on "How to teach Management to Medical Students" and a Masters in HIV/AIDS from the University of Barcelona. He has several publications in the area of Mobile computing and many presentations/keynotes in the area of eHealth.

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Martin Curley

Chief Information Officer of the Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and CEO of eHealth Ireland

HSE & eHealth Ireland

Martin Curley is Chief Information Officer of the Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and CEO of eHealth Ireland enabling the digital transformation of Ireland’s health service. Most recently was Senior Vice President and group head for Global Digital Practice at Mastercard. Previously Martin was vice president at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs which he help grow across the European region. He also served as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe leading Intel's research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem.

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Russell Branzell

CEO and President, CHIME


Russell P. Branzell is the CEO and President of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and its affiliate associations, the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS), the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT) and the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications (AEHIA). In addition to his position at CHIME, he serves on the faculty at Columbia University, where he teaches executive classes in health information technology. He also is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a position that was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce.

HISI 2018: 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 2018 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.

HISI 2018 Call For Papers

The deadline for paper and poster submission is:

Sunday 30 September 2018

Papers submitted should be of high quality, representing the best in Irish Health Informatics research into eHealth, mHealth and Health Interoperability. Contributions can be theoretical or empirical in nature, and from a variety of perspectives: legal, societal, cultural, commercial, technical, etc. With a view to furthering Health Informatics research, papers submitted should aim to reflect upon challenges in the field and propose solutions where possible.

Posters will be accepted in size A0, portrait. Please state paper or poster on your submission.

  • Submissions should be in digital format (.doc or .rtf) and sent to

  • Graphs and images should be included in the article and as separate files

  • English language, all references correct, 200-300 word abstract limit

Some of the sub themes we would like to explore at this conference include:

  • Blockchain

  • Data Analytics

  • Professional Development

  • Primary/Community Care

  • Health and Social Care/Allied Professions

  • Innovation and Developments

  • CIO Forum

  • Security and GDPR

  • Leadership

  • RPA - Robotic Process Automation

and much more...

For a full list of submission guidelines, click here

2018 Conference

Day One

Opening Plenary Session

HISI Nurses and Midwives

There is no better group to focus on what e-Health means for patients and a packed programme continues throughout day 1.


Blockchain is now recognised as having broader value beyond alternative currencies. Find out how Blockchain technologies can be applied in healthcare.

Professional Development

Exploring the professional development needs of, and solutions for, the e-Health sector.

Primary/Community Care

Reports on the ground: a storytelling session from the people behind IT projects that have impacted positively on patient outcomes in primary and community care settings.

Data Analytics

How can we take advantage of the application of advanced analytics from distributed sources without compromising the privacy of individuals?

Security and GDPR

The consequences of the recent GDPR legislation from three perspectives: Health Policy, Data Protection Authority and Clinician.

Industry Sessions

Showcasing the innovations of our supporting partners in Industry that are helping to make e-Health a reality.

Day Two

Opening Plenary Session


Back by popular demand, innovative solutions and patient-centric models of healthcare delivery are showcased in an expanded session.

Health and Social Care/Allied Professions

Enveloping our theme of “Caring and Sharing” the HSCP promotes a special interest group to expand and explore aspects of the eHealth domain pertaining to Allied Health Professionals.

National EHR

The development path of the Electronic Health Record, at home and abroad.

CIO Forum

‘Developing eHealth Leaders of the Future’ is the theme of this session.

Strategy Vision Workshop

Academic Paper Presentations

In a dynamic new format for 2018, academic paper presentations will be made throughout the two days of HISI, paired with a relevant session.

HISI 2018 Conference Venue

The 23rd HISI Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium will be held over two days, on 6-7 November 2018.

The venue will be the prestigious Croke Park Conference Centre, located in Dublin 3.

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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!

** Early Bird prices available until the 05 October 2018 **

One Day €190 €152**
Two Day €315 €252**
Student One Day €90 €72**
Student Two Day €115 €92**
Poster/Paper Presenter (One Day) €60 €48**

HISI & ICS Members:    Book here
One Day €260 €208**
Two Day €380 €304**
Non-Exhibiting Vendor €495 €396**
Public Sector One Day
€190 €152**
Public Sector Two Day
€315 €252**
Poster/Paper Presenter (One Day) €60 €48**

* includes free HISI annual membership

Non-members:    Book here

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