Smart Health Summit reveals vista of opportunity and risk

From the growing use of Electronic Health Records to the dangers from ransomware attacks on electronic health systems such as that on the HSE earlier this year, the Summit showcased an Irish health sector looking to the future

Derick Mitchell, chief executive, Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI); Miriam Roche, engagement and delivery lead for informatics, St James’s Hospital and Roisin Doherty, Director for Access to Information & the Health Identifiers Programme (A2I-HIDs), Office of the Chief Information Officer, HSE Pictures: Maura Hickey

Taking place virtually on Tuesday, September 14, 2021’s Smart Health Summit surveyed a landscape currently filled with opportunities, but also with risks. Attracting digital healthcare leaders, clinicians, GPs and other healthcare professionals, the summit’s day-long programme covered areas including remote patient monitoring, telemedicine and the use of AI in healthcare.

The programme began with an opening talk from Tomasž Gornik, founder of Better and co-chair at OpenEHR International, who spoke on how ‘better data’ can ...