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Marking one year of eHealth action

The 3rd Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network has marked a year of improvements in digital health.eHAction is co-financed by the EU's 3rd Health Programme – 2018/2021. This joint action is a collaborative project between EU member states and other European countries who are committed to deliver sustainable, economic and social benefits for European eHealth systems and services.Based on interoperable applications, the main purpose ...

  Tuesday, August 6th


Have your say on the e-Competence Framework

At ICS we know all IT professionals need to keep their skills up to date and track them throughout their career. We developed the CareerPlus tool to benchmark your skills against an international standard - the e-Competence Framework (eCF).The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 40 competences as applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for ...

   Wednesday, July 17th


HISI Conference 2019 - Call for Papers & Posters

The Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) invites you to become a member (student membership is free) and submit high-quality paper and poster contributions for the HISI Annual Conference at Croke Park, Dublin on November 26th and 27th. Your position papers, research findings, case experiences will contribute to the successful implementation of eGovernment, eHealth or eInclusion services in Ireland, Europe and beyond. HISI invites ...

   Tuesday, May 29th


Ireland makes progress in eHealth adoption according to EU

According to a new study, eHealth adoption in primary healthcare in the EU has increased from 2013 to 2018, but there are large differences between the countries surveyed. Compared to 2013, the group of General Practitioners (GPs) who are enthusiastic about eHealth has doubled.Countries with the highest level of adoption (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) show that the use of eHealth is ...

   Wednesday, July 3rd


The EU Cybersecurity Act brings a strong agency for cybersecurity and EU-wide rules on cybersecurity certification

picture evoking cybersecurity

On 27 June the European Cybersecurity Act entered into force, setting the new mandate of ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, and establishing the European cybersecurity certification framework. With the entry into force of the Cybersecurity Act, a new course is starting for ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, which will enjoy a permanent mandate, increased responsibilities and resources. First example of its kind, the ...

  Tuesday, July 2nd


HISI ICT Leaders Forum continues to go from strength to strength

The HISI ICT Leaders Forum in conjunction with Gartner, held an ICT Leaders Masterclass in March with Gartner analyst Mary Messaglio. Mary presented on “the transformational ingredients for CIO’s”.  The first HISI ICT Leaders Forum of 2019, hosted by Cardiac Services was held on May 2nd.  The forum was well attended with a wide variety of topics presented.  The next forum is scheduled for ...

  Friday, June 28th


Get involved: the European Commission calls on health professionals to upgrade their e-skills

Healthcare workers are crucial to the deployment of eHealth, according to the eHealth Stakeholder Group, a European Commission advisory body. Importantly, you are the primary users of eHealth. You also accompany patients in appropriately using these technologies, providing reassurance.Supporting digital skills of the health workforce is necessary because of the constant changing nature of healthcare systems and healthcare delivery.A European Joint Action ...

  Friday, June 21st


Global Centre for Business Agility launched as a new force for Digital Transformation

The Irish Computer Society is proud to welcome the Global Centre for Business Agility (GCBA) to its network of supported member bodies. The Global Centre for Business Agility is a non-profit member organisation for professionals who use agile techniques to deliver better business value.The association joins itSMF Ireland, HISI, Iasa Ireland, ADPO, BPI and the Business Analyst Association of Ireland to provide expert ...

  Thursday, June 13th


WATCH: Martine de Groot Grosman describes her company’s experience with implementing the e-CF

See the highlights shared by VIVAT’s Martine de Groot Grosman at the latest ITPE Digital Competence Expert Group, where she explained how holding company VIVAT implemented the e-Competence Framework (e-CF), and what benefits were gained in the organisation. You can find out more about eCF for free via ICS CareerPlus for members here.

   Tuesday, September 17th


Ireland’s IT Skills Recognised at WorldSkills Competition 2019

Team Ireland have returned home after a successful showing at the WorldSkills Competition in Russia. Ireland’s team brought the advantage of their good IT skills to win them one of the gold medals and the Best in Nation medal.At the WorldSkills Competition 2019, the Irish team, which was made up of 17 young apprentices, trainees and students took home 4 gold medals, 1 bronze medal, a ...

  Friday, September 13th


'Being a people manager is an entirely different game'

As the strong IT sector in Ireland continues to grow and mature, the shortage of highly experienced and skilled IT managers becomes more acute.We speak to Grainne Carrickford Kingston, who has developed and directs our well-established Management Development Programme, to answer some questions about the benefits of management training in IT.To begin with, why should you bother to do a management development ...

  Thursday, September 5th


ICS welcomes new Fellow Keith O'Loughlin

ICS welcomes Keith O'Loughlin as a new Fellow of the society.As Senior Vice President Sportsbook and Platform at SG Digital, Keith is responsible for the sports betting division that powers market-leading sportsbooks across the globe including GVC, SkyBet, Caesars Entertainment, New Zealand Racing Board and Danske Spil among others.This involves end to end product management, engineering and development, Managed Trading Services including ...

  Wednesday, September 4th


Why learn SQL?

Learning SQL can be one of the best career decisions you will ever make. Importantly, there’s a high potential salary and you’ll be able to gain insights into the workings of your business. What is SQL? SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It’s a language for interacting with data and data structures within a relational database management system. There are four ...

  Wednesday, August 28th


Think you have the tech skills? Think again.

There can be few people today who don’t encounter information technology in the workplace. Of course, offices started to transform in the 1980s but today everyone, from shop assistants to bar staff, will use a computing device at some point during the working day. Indeed, with the mobile revolution in full flow, even lorry drivers, onsite construction workers and sole-trader plumbers will find ...

  Wednesday, August 28th


Secure Computing Forum 2019 on 12 September