Alan Price has a background in health services management across a number of health systems in the UK, Australia, Malaysia and Ireland. He originally qualified and worked in medical laboratory science in the UK and Australia progressing to positions in healthcare records, patient services, hospital commissioning, ICT implementation, business development and general management in the acute, primary and community care settings, at both regional and national levels.
His most recent achievements included leading a national team upgrading and standardising core patient administration systems in hospitals across the country and chairing the Healthcare Records Management Advisory Group standardising the structure of the current paper based patient record. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and has also served as a County Councillor on Carlow County Council for a number of years.
Alan has recently taken up the post of ICT Delivery Director within the Office of the Chief Information Officer in the HSE, responsible for the delivery of systems in the areas of Social Care, Mental Health and Health and Wellbeing. His core work objective is to ensure ICT supports the patient care process.
Alan lives in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow and is an active volunteer at Board level a number of county committees/boards involved in rural development and environmental sustainability. He holds a B.Sc in Biochemistry and Microbiology, a HNC in Heamatology and Blood Transfusion and an MBA in Health Services Management.
Community Health , incorporating Mental Health, Social Care and Health & Wellbeing is a large and diverse part of the Irish Health System. The area has in excess of 30,000 staff delivering a wide range of services from within the HSE and, partnering with multiple external organisations both large and small.
Work has commenced between the Office of the CIO and the National Directors of Social Care, Mental Health and Health & Wellbeing to produce implementation plans for the linking of the ICT requirements of these areas with the Knowledge & Information strategic plan. In the meantime work is continuing on a range of ICT initiatives already underway in these areas.