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EIB to provide €225m loan to support rollout of eHealth

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The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide €225 million to support the roll-out of Ireland’s transformational eHealth programme. The new nationwide electronic health and information programme is expected to improve delivery of health services for the entire population of Ireland over the next decade.The 20 year European Investment Bank loan was signed in Dublin by Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice President and ...

  Wednesday, October 17th


O’ Moore Medal Recipient Announced

The 2018 O' Moore Medal will be awarded to Richard Corbridge, former HSE Chief Information Officer at the Annual Health Informatics Society of Ireland Conference in Croke Park on November 7th.Richard Corbridge was the first Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive (HSE)  (2014 to 2017). Some of his successes are the creation of Ireland’s first digital hospital in Cork as well as an ...

  Monday, September 24th


Research or study in the U.S.: Fulbright Awards now open for applications

The Fulbright Irish Awards provide grants for Irish citizens, and E.U. citizens resident in Ireland for at least three years, to research, study or lecture in the U.S. The application period is open until 6 November 2018.This year there is a new grant available for those who want to do research in the technology field: a new TechImpact Scholar award.Fulbright Irish Student ...

  Tuesday, September 25th


Conference presentations now available for members

Conference season is well and truly under way    ItSMF conference       The season kicked off with the IT Service Management conference on 11 September, with the theme of ‘Embracing the Future of Service Management’ hosted by itSMF Ireland. Sharing their visions of new developments in the coming years, our speakers included Frank Stapleton, IT Transition Analyst at AIB; Sameena Hassam, Principal Consultant at Capacitas; and Mark ...

  Tuesday, September 25th


IASA Conference 2018 - Agenda now available

We've announced the conference agenda for Iasa conference on 21 September, so have a look at our world-class speakers and book soon to avail of the early bird rate.

   Friday, August 10th


Obituary: Diarmuid UaConaill - HISI's first chair

HISI and the Irish Computer Society are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Diarmuid UaConaill who died peacefully on July 2, 2018. Our condolences are with his family.Diarmuid (pictured far-right at the 2009 IMIA Board Meeting in Hiroshima) was one of a handful of people who began the establishment of the Health Informatics profession in Ireland. Diarmuid was the Irish representative to IMIA for 30 ...

  Thursday, August 2nd


€20,000 Privacy by Design Contest

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has launched the EDPS-IPEN Privacy by Design contest for mobile Health (mHealth) applications. The initiative aims to promote privacy engineering through the demonstration of a mHealth application implementing the “privacy by design and by default” principles, in order to create best practices that may constitute a reference for privacy-friendly development of mobile apps. The challenge to solve The ...

   Friday, July 13th


European Commission - Press release EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

The European Commission is today proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges. With the Digital Single Market strategy we have established a regulatory framework that is fit for the digital age. This needs to be matched with equally ambitious funding and investments in the Digital Europe programme ...

   Thursday, June 21st


EIB to provide €225m loan to support rollout of eHealth

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The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide €225 million to support the roll-out of Ireland’s transformational eHealth programme. The new nationwide electronic health and information programme is expected to improve delivery of health services for the entire population of Ireland over the next decade.The 20 year European Investment Bank loan was signed in Dublin by Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank Vice President and ...

  Wednesday, October 17th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Anne Cullen

ICS welcomes Anne Cullen, Vice President, Client Project Delivery - Omnipay as a new Fellow of the Society.Anne joined First Data in 2002 and is responsible for client delivery on the acquiring platform of choice, OmniPay, based in Dublin.Anne has launched many multi-national acquiring clients for First Data, including PayPal and Amazon, and has extensive business knowledge and experience in the payments space.  ...

  Tuesday, October 16th


CEDPO side event at the ICDPPC in Brussels on 25 October

CEDPO is organising a side event at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on 25 October in Brussels.This side event, entitled "DPOs: Navigators for implementing the GDPR", will cover different aspects of the DPO's role in the GDPR, from being entrusted with a strategic role for the implementation of legal requirements, to hands-on activities such as designing a compliance programme ...

  Tuesday, October 16th


ICS and SureSkills tackle the ICT skills shortage

SureSkills and the Irish Computer Society have joined as national partners for ICDL Workforce.Technology is changing the workplace at an ever faster pace. Existing jobs are evolving and new ones are appearing. One thing is certain: digital skills are vital in the workforce.Maintaining Ireland’s competitive edge on a global scale and improving the future of education across the country is essential.“...

  Thursday, October 11th


O’ Moore Medal Recipient Announced