eHealth Ireland Ecosystem Meeting

eHealth Innovations for Home & Community Care

The eHealth Ireland Ecosystem meeting on eHealth Innovations for Home and Community Care takes place at NetwellCASALA in Dundalk Institute of Technology on Wednesday the 11th of April 2018

Telephone: Dundalk Institute of Technology: +353 42 93 70 300

Parking: There is very limited pay parking at DkIT before 8:45am. Free car parking for the event is available at DKIT Sport, 5 minute drive from the venue and a regular shuttle bus will be provided to and from the venue.

Arriving by road: Take exit 16 off the M1 and follow the signs for Dundalk Institute of Technology (5-10 minutes from exit).

Arriving by train: Train timetables to/from Dundalk can be found at the IrishRail website

Arriving by bus: Bus Eireann and Matthews Coaches provide regular direct bus services to Dundalk Institute of Technology from Dublin City Centre.

Arriving from any other location by public transport will require you to come to Dundalk town centre where you can get a bus/taxi to DkIT.

Northern Ireland bus services to Dundalk can be found at www.translink.co.uk

Local Taxis:

Sevens Cabs & Coaches
(042) 937 7777
Shevlin's Cabs
(042) 933 3333
Dundalk Cabs
(042) 935 5555
Jackie's 24 Hour Taxi's
(042) 933 0650

Accommodation: Should delegates require overnight accommodation, the Crowne Plaza is offering a nightly rate of €99 just ask for the DkIT corporate rate. Phone +353 (0) 429394900

Agenda

TimeSession

08:45

Registration, networking coffee, exhibitions

09:00

Workshop 1: Supporting Industry and Economic Development to Propel Innovation

Kevin Ryan, Senior Development Adviser, HPSU Accelerate - Industrial & Life Sciences, Enterprise Ireland 

Clare Harney, Deputy CEO & CIO, Health Founders | Jinga Life

Stephen Moore, AJQ Software

Workshop 2: The NEST: Showcasing Innovation in eHealth Home and Community Care

Dr. Julie Doyle, Senior Researcher, NetwellCASALA, Dundalk Institute of Technology 

10:00

Welcome & Introductions  

Yvonne Goff, Chief Clinical Information Officer, HSE Ireland

Dr. Michael Mulvey, President, Dundalk Institute of Technology

Brian O’Connor, Chair, European Connected Health Alliance (Moderator)

10:10

Keynote: The Challenges and Opportunities of Delivering Healthcare Innovations 

Alan Price, ICT Delivery Director - Social Care, Mental Health and Health and Wellbeing, HSE

10:30

Panel: The Challenges and Opportunities of Delivering Healthcare Innovations

Moderated by Suzanne Smith, Researcher Dundalk Institute of Technology

Pat Bennett, CEO, HSE Community Health Organisation   

Dr. John Dinsmore, Asst Prof, Digital Integrated Care & Health Innovation, Trinity College Dublin

Sheila McGuinness, COO, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Hospitals Group

10:50

The Single Assessment Tool (SAT): A National Clinical Information System to Support Older Persons Care

Dr. Natalie Vereker,  National Specialist, Services for Older People, HSE

11:05

Networking coffee and exhibitions

11:40

The Demographic Challenge as an Opportunity for the Digital Single Market

Horst Kraemer, Programme Officer DG-Connect, European Commission

12:00

ECHAlliance International Ecosystem Network Update on potential areas for cooperation

Brian O’Connor, Chair, European Connected Health Alliance

12:10

Integrated Care as a Framework for Better Community Care - Technology as an Enabler

PJ Harnett, National Programme Manager, Integrated Care Programme for Older People, HSE

Owen O’Doherty, CEO, Carefolk

12:30

Breaking the Silos - Age Friendly Counties, Health & Wellbeing and Technology for Communities

Moderated by Suzanne Smith, Researcher Dundalk Institute of Technology

Mary Deery,  Age Friendly Programme Manager, Louth County Council 

Miriam McKenna, CEO, Flexibus LocalLink

Sean Moynihan, CEO, ALONE

13:00

Catalyzing change – Local Action Research and innovation in Home and Community

Rodd Bond, Head of NetwellCASALA, Research Centre for Ageing at DkIT

13:20

Ecosystem - soft closing     

Brian O’Connor, Chair, European Connected Health Alliance (Moderator)

13:30

Networking lunch and exhibitions

14:00

Workshop 3: Behaviour Change for a Digital Integrated Care System Supporting Multi-morbidity

Dr. John Dinsmore, Asst Prof, Digital Integrated Care & Health Innovation, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Julie Doyle, Research Fellow, NetwellCASALA

Workshop 4: Enablers and Obstacles to Remote Monitoring Technology Usage in Home and Community Cardiac Care

Dr Paul Beaney, Project Manager ECME, Ulster University

Dr Oonagh Giggins, Research Fellow, NetwellCASALA

Workshop 5: How Technology can Empower Communities to Support Older People at Home

Sean Moynihan, CEO, ALONE

Workshop 6: SAT: Assessment and Care of Older People using the Single Assessment Tool

Dr. Natalie Vereker, National Specialist, Services for Older People, HSE Ireland

Linda McDermott-Scales, SAT National Education & Development Manager, Services for Older People, HSE Ireland

Workshop 7: Using Technology to Empower Patients to Manage their Health at Home

Alan Connor, Programme Manager, mPower, NHS Scotland

14:45

Workshops repeated

15:30

Bonus option

For those interested a visit to Great Northern Haven Smart Home is available.

Morning Workshops

09:00 – 09:45 

1. Supporting Industry and Economic Development to Propel Innovation

Lead(s):

Kevin Ryan, Senior Dev Adviser, HPSU Accelerate - Industrial & Life Sciences, Enterprise Ireland

Clare Harney, Deputy CEO & CIO, Health Founders | Jinga Life

Stephen Moore, AJQ Software

This workshop will highlight how Enterprise Ireland engage with Life Science companies with a focus on the HPSU (High Potential Start-up) space and the support Enterprise Ireland provides to drive innovation and product development, as well as fostering industry collaboration in Ireland and Internationally.

Hear experiences from two HPSU client companies currently developing innovative solutions and changing the way people interact with the health Ecosystem, featuring Jinga Life and AJQ Software.

Jinga Life is focused on engaging and empowering the person of primary responsibility for the delivery of healthcare in the home.   AJQ Software have developed an on-demand physician to physician online referral access platform, aimed at providing a seamless healthcare experience for the patient.


09:00 – 09:45 

2. The NEST: Showcasing Innovation in eHealth Home and Community Care

Lead(s):

Dr. Julie Doyle, Senior Researcher, NetwellCASALA

This workshop will demonstrate the technology platform which has been developed by the research team at NetwellCASALA to power a range of home and community projects.  These projects range from complex connected health systems, which support the management of multiple chronic conditions being developed by ProACT, a major European connected health Horizon 2020 project (proact2020.eu), to movement sensor monitor systems being developed by ThinkTech, a Social Innovation Ireland project (socialinnovation.ie).  

Dr. Julie Doyle will discuss the information which is available using these technologies for older people, their families and care networks, and what can be achieved by integrating technology into the health and wellbeing of older people in our communities.

Afternoon Workshops

14:00, 14:45  

3.Behaviour Change for a Digital Integrated Care System Supporting Multi-morbidity

Lead(s):

Dr. John Dinsmore, Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and Health Innovation, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Julie Doyle, Research Fellow, NetwellCASALA

This workshop will provide an overview of the Horizon2020 project looking at home-based self-management for clients with multiple chronic conditions.   Specifically, it will seek to address the key areas of behaviour change with older people and caregivers.


14:00, 14:45  

4.Enablers and Obstacles to Remote Monitoring Technology Usage in Home and Community Cardiac Care

Lead(s):

Dr Paul Beaney, Project Manager ECME, Ulster University

Dr Oonagh Giggins, Research Fellow, NetwellCASALA

Remote monitoring technologies are widely reported to improve the delivery of care for older adults with cardiac conditions.  However, these solutions have not yet been widely implemented with many factors thought to contribute to these failed implementations. This workshop will facilitate a discussion on the reasons for failure and will explore what we can do to facilitate the use of these technologies in home and community cardiac care.  


14:00, 14:45  

5.     How Technology can Empower Communities to Support Older People at Home

Lead(s):

Sean Moynihan, CEO, ALONE

This workshop will highlight the potential of using technology to empower the caregiving network that surrounds older people within their community.  Using scenario modelling, the group will discuss the key areas needed to be addressed in keeping older people at home and suggest ways in which technology could help achieve this for both the older person and their care-givers.


14:00, 14:45

6.     The Single Assessment Tool – A National Clinical Information System to Support Older Persons Care

Lead(s):

Dr. Natalie Vereker, National Specialist, Services for Older People, HSE

Linda McDermott-Scales, SAT National Education and Development Manager, Services for Older People, HSE

 

This workshop will provide an overview and demonstration of the Single Assessment Tool (interRAI assessment system) and will facilitate discussion on the SAT project’s importance in the provision of older persons care. 


14:00, 14:45

7.     Using Technology to Empower Patients to Manage their Health at Home

Lead(s):

Alan Connor, Programme Manager, mPower, NHS Scotland

This workshop will explore how the Interreg VA mPower project can deliver improved self-management for individuals and reduce reliance on primary care. Seeking to highlight existing infrastructure and already successful models and protocols for technology that could be aligned to enhanced navigation of social prescribing opportunities.  Developing approaches that capture experience and share success whilst identifying potential barriers.