Agenda, Minutes & Files

eHealth Ireland Committee

14:00 - Thursday 22nd October, 2015

The Phoenix Suite, Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8




2:00 – 2:10pm


Chair:  Professor Mark Ferguson

2:10 – 2:20pm


Brief introduction by all Committee members

2:20 –   2:25pm

Reason for Being

Richard Corbridge – Chief Information Officer, HSE

2:25 – 2:30pm

Overview of HSE Governance and the place of the committee within that structure

Richard Corbridge – Chief Information Officer, HSE

2:30 – 2:40pm

eHealth Ireland Committee Terms of Reference

To be agreed

2:40 – 3:00pm

eHI Programme Overview

Richard Corbridge – Chief Information Officer, HSE

  •   EHR
  •   ePharmacy
  •   Cancer Care
  •   Open Data Programme
  •   Primary Care
  •   National Children’s Hospital
  •   Health Identifiers (HIDS)

3:00 – 3:15pm

eHI Delivery Overview

Richard Corbridge, Chief Information Officer, HSE

  •   CCIO
  •   Corporate
  •   Community Health
  •   Acute Hospitals
  •   Access to Information

3:15 – 4:05pm

EHR – A system wide solution

Discussion for All members

  •   Strengths
  •   Weakness
  •   Opportunities
  •   Threats

 Advice, guidance, experiences and possible solutions for the Irish   requirement.

4:05 – 4:30pm

Work Items - Advice & Guidance

Discussion for all members

  •   Research in an EHR
  •   Consent and Data Protection
  •   Acute & Community Integration

 A request for further assistance and thoughts to be provided in three areas of need

4:30 – 4:40pm

Closing Comments & Next Steps 

Inaugural Meeting of eHealth Ireland Committee

The 22nd of October was the inaugural eHealth Ireland Committee meeting. The formation and meeting of this group is a significant milestone in building on the capability of the health sector in Ireland to focus on the creation of a digital fabric to support the provision of care throughout the health system.

Experts from various arenas across the EU came together and acted for the first time as a ‘think tank’ supporting the Office of the CIO as it begins to add further detail to how it will deliver the Knowledge and Information plan.

As this was the first gathering of the committee the office prepared briefing documents on each of the areas. These documents were prepared, not to enable the committee to manage the process (as this will be done through governance within the HSE and Department of Health), the updates were provided to enable the committee to begin its own journey from a point of understanding. 

The key focus of this first meeting was on the structures of the teams and the progress made to date, the Office of the CIO is able to then call on the teams expertise in specific areas, for this first meeting this was specifically around the concepts related to the delivery of an Electronic Health Record.

The next meeting will be on the 17th of December. Minutes from this meeting will be published in advance of this date.

To see more about who is on the committee and its roles and responsibilities see here