Epilepsy Lighthouse project wins at Tech Excellence Awards

In 2016 the digital health system of Ireland achieved significant recognition at the Tech Excellence awards in Ireland with personal recognition for the Chief Information Officer and Clinical Chief Information Officer.

Yesterday the 2017 awards were announced and health led the charge above any other industry in its sweep of awards.

The Epilepsy Lighthouse project was award ‘Best IT Project of the Year (Public Sector)’ and was recognised specifically for its collaboration with clinicians and digital experts, the award was presented to Ergo and the Lighthouse project team.


Representatives from the Epilepsy Lighthouse Project Team & Ergo with their award 

The Digital Edge award was presented to the digital team at Temple Street and Orion Healthcare. This award recognised the way in which Digital solutions are being delivered to ‘consumers’ via different platforms.

The IT professional team of the year was awarded to St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Servelec. The team commented on the night how they felt the mix of clinical leadership and IT expertise was what puts them at the forefront of new and innovative ways of delivering for the hospital.

The rising star award also went to a health related person with Dr. Nora Khaldi named in this award, Dr. Khaldi spoke at last years’ innovation showcase, on the awards night she commented how exciting technology in healthcare is becoming.   

We were delighted to also be shortlisted in two further categories, recognising the work done throughout eHealthIreland. 

Richard Corbridge for CIO of the year and the Access to Information team, led by Gemma Garvan for IT Professional Team of the Year. 

You can see the rest of the winners here 


The Epilepsy Lighthouse Project is a nationwide project which aims to use eHealth technologies to enable proactive, precision, and personalized (3P) care for people with epilepsy in Ireland.  The project, based at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), is creating the conditions for bringing genomics into the clinical pathway (precision), promote patient/family/carer engagement using portal technology for reporting health outcomes (proactive) and use population data analytics to inform individualised evidence-based care plans (personalised) It has addressed a major issue in the misdiagnosis of Epilepsy which is a Global issue. The Lighthouse team in Beaumont Hospital sought a major collaboration between software engineers, neurologists and genetic scientists the results being worldclass use of technology putting the patient at the centre.