At the meeting on Thur, 21 Feb, 2013 members agreed on a strategic action plan for HISINM which outlines the group's first principles and forms the basis for the short, medium, and long terms goals for driving forward the nursing informatics agenda in Ireland.
It is called: Nursing and Midwifery Informatics: A Critical Component for the Health Ecosystem in Ireland and will be available shortly on the Resources section of our website.
The seventh eHealth Week conference will take place on May 13th – 15th at the Convention Centre, Dublin. It is being co-organised by the European Commission, the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, HIMSS Europe and ICS Skills. This year’s event will focus on delivering innovation and well-being, in particular on the subject of mobile health, cross border co-operation and empowering patients and staff through the use of ePortals.
A study done for Canada Health Infoway, the federally funded organization set up to monitor and improve the use of information technology across Canada's health care system, has found that increased use of electronic medical health records has saved $1.3 billion over the last six years. The study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) examined the switch to electronic medical records (EMR) by family doctors from across Canada between 2006 and 2012 and found: