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eHealth Ireland Ecosystem Agenda

The first eHealth Ireland Ecosystem of 2017 will take place on Wednesday 17th May from 08:30 - 17:00 at Radisson Blu St Helen's Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin.

  Wednesday, May 10th


Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor Launches National Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

Coalition aims to tackle Digital Skills GapJobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., today officially launched Ireland’s National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The initiative forms part of the Skills Agenda for Europe which is being promoted across all EU Member States by the European Commission. It will be co-ordinated in Ireland by the Irish Computer Society Foundation, working ...

   Thursday, April 27th


Ireland launches first ever patient experience survey

For the first time in Ireland, a new nationwide survey will ask patients for their views on hospital care. The National Patient Experience Survey, a joint initiative by HIQA, the HSE and the Department of Health, goes live on 1 May 2017. All adult patients who have spent a minimum of 24 hours in a public acute hospital and are discharged during the month of May will ...

  Friday, April 21st


European Certified Data Protection Officer Programme: FAQs

We've received a lot of interest regarding our recently launched European Certified Data Protection Officer (ECDPO) programme. To help, we've come up with the list below of FAQ's, please help us to keep this list as accurate as possible so please send us your questions and suggestions to training@ics.ie.1. Who is a Data Protection Officer?Under the European General Data Protection Regulation (...

   Thursday, April 6th


Report from Patient Workshop on eHealth Records at HISI 2016

IPPOSI organised a patient-led workshop on electronic health records at the HISI Annual Conference for 2016 on November 16th. The workshop title was ‘In Electronic Health Records we Trust?’ and participants broke into six facilitated groups to discuss:Data sharing and usePatient-clinician relationshipsBoth HISI and IPPOSI would like to thank all participants and most especially the volunteer chairs and rapporteurs who facilitated the working groups....

   Wednesday, March 15th


eHealth and Informatics in Ireland conference

The Health Services Executive and University College Cork will be running an 'eHealth and Informatics in Ireland' conference on March 30th 2017. The conference is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. The event will focus on where healthcare informatics has come in recent times and what developments it hopes to make. Topics for the conference will include eHealth strategy in Ireland, Clinical Management Systems ...

   Monday, March 6th


Do you have the right Data Protection Officer skills? - Take the Survey

In the article below, attorney Thomas Shaw writes on the essential job skills of DPOs under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  He lists the job skills required and suggests the types of professionals best suited to fulfil the DPO role under the GDPR.  Please complete this brief survey, ideally after reading the article below.Based on surveying data protection officer job postings, companies ...

   Friday, March 3rd


Starting your CPD Journey with the Irish Computer Society

in 2015, the Irish Computer Society launched its CPD programme to help align with European objectives around e-competency with IT. CPD is a points-based system that allows you to track, record and share your achievements with your peers and fellow professionals. Along with the e-competence framework, it allows someone to track their career progress and match their needs with those of their organisation. CPD is ...

   Wednesday, March 1st


DPO2017 - DII and ADPO event, June 23rd

On June 23, Development Institute International in partnership with DPO Ireland will gather European Data Protection Officers, GCs, Chief Privacy Officers and CISOs in Paris to explore the challenges of the new DPO role less than one year before the GDPR and e-Privacy Regulation compliance deadline. DPO2017 will allow you to expand your network, make valuable contacts and share the best practices for integrating the ...

   Monday, May 29th


Tech Week wins Best Practice award at ECDL Foundation Forum

The Irish Computer Society were delighted to receive the ECDL Foundation Forum Best Practice award this month for its Tech Week event. Initially we designed Tech Week as a national festival of technology for young people, to help them grow their interest in STEM subjects and pursue careers in the area. Since then, the festival has evolved to include everyone interested in and enthusiastic ...

  Monday, May 22nd


Digital DNA Express June 2017 - Book your ticket/ seat now

Digital DNA 2017 is a conference on everything new in the world of technology, taking place on June 6th and 7th 2017 at St. George's Market, Belfast. "Digital DNA is Ireland’s leading business and technology event held in Belfast. We bring together all industries and sectors to realise the potential of digital technology in their organisation. Share knowledge, overcome challenges and discover opportunities to transform ...

   Monday, May 22nd


Register for Conference on Impact of IT Professionalism on the European Economy

The rapid and ever-progressing advancement of technology along with the current IT skills gap has been presenting one of the biggest challenges to both private and public sector organisations throughout Europe, with a huge impact on the European economy. Therefore, the eSkills Malta Foundation, in collaboration with the European Commission, Capgemini, the Irish Computer Society and CEPIS, is organising a conference on the impact ...

   Friday, May 19th


eHealth Ireland Ecosystem Agenda

The first eHealth Ireland Ecosystem of 2017 will take place on Wednesday 17th May from 08:30 - 17:00 at Radisson Blu St Helen's Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin.

  Wednesday, May 10th


Minister Simon Harris's address at the INMO Annual Delegate Conference, May 5th 2017

Minister Simon Harris addresses delegates at the INMO's Annual Delegate Conference, May 5th, 2017President, Vice-Presidents, office-holders, members of staff of the INMO, members, colleagues, distinguished guests.First of all, I want to thank you for inviting me to speak at your 98th Annual Delegate Conference here in the Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford.  I know that the theme of this year’s conference is “Nurses ...

   Friday, May 5th


ICT in Education conference, LIT, May 6th

The ICT in Education conference will take place on the Thurles campus of LIT on Saturday 6th May.  The aim of the conference is to provide a space for like-minded teachers to learn from each other and share ideas around integrating technology in the classroom.  This event will be of interest to teachers who are hesitant in their use of technology as well as ...

   Tuesday, May 2nd


ICS shortlisted for Tech Excellence Awards

The Irish Computer Society are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for a Tech Excellence Award in the Professional Development category. This is a tremendous honour for the society and we are grateful that our efforts to upskill the IT profession through initiatives like the e-CF and CPD are being recognised by the wider IT community. Our Deputy CEO, Tom O'Sullivan, commented ...

   Friday, April 28th