HIMSS Analytics and ESR launch diagnostic imaging adoption model

Vienna, Austria 4 March 2016.

The Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) was revealed today during the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna. The Model, which comprises of eight stages, aims to provide guidance to IT supported processes in medical imaging and will encourage the healthcare IT market to adopt the right digital strategy and improve health and patient outcomes.


New MSc in Chronic Disease Management

Applications are now open for the MSc in Chronic Disease Management, this interdisciplinary programme is offered by the School of Nursing and Human Science in Dublin City University further information is available.

Degree Information:

Chronic illness touches every aspect of health and social care and is increasingly perceived as a global threat. 21st century health and social care requires innovative strategies to address this phenomenon.

In response to the changing needs of educational provision in healthcare, the School of Nursing and Human Sciences now offers an MSc in Chronic Disease Management. Designed as an interdisciplinary programme of study, this blended learning programme presents a flexible approach which can be tailored to your specific learning needs. Candidates may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Chronic Disease Management (30 credits), a Graduate Diploma in Chronic Disease Management (60 credits) or a Masters award (90 credits).

This programme of study is suitable for many healthcare professions, including, nurses, social-workers, dieticians and occupational therapists. The focus is to enable participants to attain breadth of knowledge, understanding and the appropriate skillset to support individuals to achieve a healthy lifestyle with impairment and optimise their outcomes. This programme will prepare healthcare professionals to tackle the complex need of the individual with chronic illness for contemporary health care provision.

Nursing Roles and Interagency Communication Demonstrating Requirements for Future Models of Care

A new report by Dr. Pamela Hussey (School of Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU) and Daragh Rodger (Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Care of Older Person Community, St Mary’s Hospital) prepared for ONMSD HSE argues that dual role of nursing often under recognised.

Making visible the dual role of nurse and informatician particularly in regard to nurse to nurse communication across and between services will be challenging particularly in the early stages of design and analysis. The timing for design and analysis of care practices is imminent particularly before deployment of phase one of Electronic Health Record enters procurement stage. Thus ensuring that the often poorly noticed and unique contribution which the nursing profession provides that we know has a direct bearing on patient outcome can achieve optimal recognition and promotion.

Whilst the international nursing community contemplates if and how advocacy and compassion can be articulated in computing terms this short report offers a small and simple case example for further discussion with relevant stakeholders. You can read the full publication here

Webcast - Briefing on Code4Health programme

Live Webcast - Monday 23 Mar 2015 

Briefing on Code4Health programme 

Time: 9:30 - 11:15 Place: 10 St Bride Street, London 

Breakfast and registration will start from 8.45am. 

An agenda will be circulated in due course. This event is also being live-streamed: to watch the webcast, please click here.  

Code4Health was launched by NHS England to create an eco-system of communities developing, delivering and supporting a wide range of high quality digital services to the care community. It will provide a platform for clinicians to come together with IT suppliers to identify and experiment with the systems in their Trusts and develop new functionality and products/solutions that they can potentially deploy. It aims to proffer a transformational approach through the adoption of innovative practice and shared ways of working with the goal of developing and creating a more intelligent customer of the NHS. 

The programme has evolved over the last few months; most recently its plans have been redefined and objective broadened and it will now feed into NHS England's Open Source Programme. It will however, be supporting both open and closed source initiatives. 

At techUK's briefing session, the Code4Health team at NHS England, led by Richard Jefferson (Head of Business Systems), will share their vision on how they intend for Code4Health to be a resource used by healthcare professionals and providers of services to deliver better patient outcomes. NHS England will provide details on the opportunities for IT suppliers to get involved in the programme and will be looking to industry for feedback on plans and/or commitment to the programme.

Doctorate of Nursing Programme (DN) at UCC

The Doctorate of Nursing Programme (DN) was launched in 2010. This new and innovative programme was developed and established by Emeritus Professor Geraldine McCarthy. The curriculum is planned to develop the knowledge and skills of individual nurses/midwives to function effectively as advanced leaders in academic, clinical practice and policy contexts and to be nurse/midwife practitioners at the highest level of practice.

Course Content

The programme curriculum is divided into two sections. Students take intensive theory modules in the first half of the programme developing their specialist discipline expertise. This requires attendance in the school for approximately 12 days over the course of the academic year. The theory modules relate to advanced nursing theory, health systems policy and regulations, leadership and collaboration, ehealth & informatics and advanced research methods. In the second half of the programme students concentrate on preparing their doctoral thesis (40,000 words). The total credits for the degree is 270 credits.

Entry Requirements

  • Compliance with UCC’s graduate study admission requirements.
  • Completion of a Master’s degree in nursing/midwifery/related discipline.
  • Registered Nurse or Midwife with Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board or be qualified for such a registration.
  • Have a minimum of one-year post master’s experience or provide evidence that they can perform at this level thereby satisfying the University that they have the ability to complete the programme.

Course duration

The programme is normally completed over a 3-year timeframe. (Students can however register part-time for the third year).

Course Code


How to apply

Application is online at:


The closing date for applications: 13th June 2014.

Cost: www.ucc.ie/en/financeoffice/fees/
(EU fees: €4000/year (academic year 2013/2014 fees schedule)

Full programme information here

Enquiries to:< br/> Professor Josephine Hegarty
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. T: +353 (0)21 4901462


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