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Lectures in HIHI Postgraduate Diploma wrap for 2019, with Dr John Dinsmore and Dr Barry McMahon

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The third lecture in the HIHI TCD Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation took place this month, closing out lectures for the year. The final 2019 module, was delivered over two days by TCD’s Chief Physicist/Clinical Associate Dr Barry McMahon and Dr. John Dinsmore is an Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and the Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI). The module focused on ‘Design Thinking  and Embedding a Culture of Innovation in Healthcare’

The objective is to understand and use design thinking methodologies in a group environment to try to solve healthcare challenges. Creativity and design are combined with knowledge and experience to accelerate and drive improvements in the delivery of healthcare.  Students explored how healthcare organisations can develop and transform their services, processes, and create new products ideas. Real world challenges provided students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking, creative problem solving, and visualisation methodologies.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation is a level 9 full-time one year course. It comprises of eight taught modules:  six foundation modules and two project modules including methodology workshops and a practical field project. The programme offers a fundamental grounding in key subjects such as design thinking and embedding a culture of innovation, process innovation, lean thinking and social innovation, innovation & health economics, healthcare, innovation and leadership.

The course culminates next summer in a practical project, rather than the traditional thesis, comprising two phases. The Course Director  will help the participants to identify and plan, with a view to implementation, an innovative solution applicable to each participants workplace.

For more information on the 2020/2021 intake please contact:

Eimear Galvin, HIHI TCD Manager: galvinei@tcd.ie.

Good NEWS-Our Poster on Digitisation of the National Early Warning Score Wins!

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Our nurses Noreen Lynch (Bantry General Hospital) and Niamh Allen (South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital) won best poster at the recent UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference. The poster described a study conducted where error rates and efficiencies using digital capture of the National Early Warning Score were compared with results for paper based capture. The study was conducted in the AMAU unit f a busy public hospital, in conjunction with Syncrophi Systems ltd, who provided their KEWS300 digital NEWS capture system for the duration of the study. The results are compelling! We are grateful to the staff on the ground in the hospital who participated in the study. Another successful HIHI pilot demonstrating how technology and innovation can have a big impact on how we deliver efficient healthcare for better patient outcomes. Simple solutions can have a very big impact.

Our ‘Healthcare Innovation Ambassador’ workshops continue apace, with Workshop 3 – ‘Process Innovation’

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Health Innovation Hub Ireland today welcomed back our excellent ‘Innovation Workshops’ cohort from across the country for HIHI Workshop 3 – ‘Process Innovation in Healthcare’, in the TCD Institute of Population Health, Tallaght.

This third workshop in the series is a hands on workshop introducing participants to the practicalities of ‘Process Innovation’ and illustrating how complex problems may be approached through innovative process flow mapping.

The critical learning outcome from this third workshop is for participants to explore and engage with “lean thinking” and “process mapping” methodologies in a group environment. Participants will learn how to approach healthcare challenges through creativity in process design and to combine their knowledge and experience to drive and accelerate improvements in how healthcare is delivered.

The action outcome of workshop 3 is that participants are prepared to explore and engage directly on their own process innovation ideas and begin planning pathways for their ideas leading towards inventive, innovative, concrete, and measurable improvements projects in healthcare.

This HIHI workshop series is purpose-designed for those working in the Irish healthcare settings. HIHI workshops are free to attend, with the only stipulation being you must currently be a HSE employee, or working in Irish primary care or voluntary hospital setting. The five workshops guide and encourage participants to explore the potential for innovative approaches within their own healthcare environment. The programme is delivered as a continuum and attendees must have completed Workshop 1 to progress with the remaining four.

If you are interested in hearing more and keeping up to date with opportunities for 2020 please email – Eimear Galvin, Manager HIHI TCD – galvinei@tcd.ie.

#hisi19 Conference: Professional Development Stream (Nov 27) – E-health is the future and we want you to be ready for it

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#hisi19 Conference theme: E-health is the future and are we ready?

Everyone at Health Innovation Hub Ireland agrees that E-health is the future and we want you to be ready for it. HIHI TCD Manager, Eimear Galvin is curating the ‘Professional Development’ stream at this year’s #hisi19 Conference on Wednesday November 27. This stream presents a vision for how Ireland can harness innovation through individuals and trigger transformational change in Irish healthcare.

The half-day Professional Development, Chaired by HIHI TCD PI, Prof Seamas Donnelly, offers five-dedicated sessions to develop you as an Innovator, Ideator and Provider of future health solutions. Through the Professional Development session stream you can learn:

  • How to become a Healthcare Innovation Ambassador with Prof Dan Maher, Health Innovation Hub Ireland.
  • Create future health solutions with Dr Paul Anglim, BioInnovate Ireland.
  • How the system change works from within – the transformation of paper based systems to digital with Miriam Roche and Kate Bentley from St James’ Hospital.
  • Make your idea –the one you have always thought about – a reality with Dr Steven Griffin, Health Innovation Hub Ireland.
  • Chair, Professor Seams Donnelly will be the session’s opening speaker, sharing front-line insights, digital advances and how we can be ready for the change in healthcare delivery.

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Health Innovation Hub Ireland recognised by Cork County Mayor for Supporting Community Engagement in Healthcare.

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Mitchelstown Age Friendly Sensors and Alarms for the Elderly Pilot Project Launched at Forrest Hall Community Centre in Mitchelstown as part of Positive Ageing Week.
At the launch were, from left: Jane O’Flynn, Health Iniatiive Hub Ireland and CIT; Cllr. Frank O’Flynn, deputising for the Mayor of the County of Cork; Cllr. Kay Dawson, Chair of Mitchelstown Age Friendly; Jim Daly TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People and Fiona Hayes, Age Friendly Programme Mngr Cork Co Co.
Cork County Council, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme, launched a challenge to improve the resilience of Cork County’s older population by exploring low cost and accessible solutions that could assist older citizens in maintaining a good quality of life in their own homes.
With the support of the Cork Age Friendly Programme, Mitchelstown was selected to pilot one such project. Mitchelstown is an Age Friendly Town and a committee chaired by Cllr. Kay Dawson worked with the partners to provide a ‘test-bed’ area.
Pic: Brian Lougheed

“Get going, get good, get great” #StartupweekDub

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Connected health in Ireland – how we shape it and how we make it’ a joint event between HIHI TCD and The Digital Hub for ‘Start Up Week Dublin’ opened with the urge to “get going, get good, get great” from MC Kieran Daly. Kieran is CTO and co-founder of Health Beacon, the Dublin and Boston digital health company with significant funding and FDA approval under its belt.

The event designed for health tech start-ups brought together experts from HSE procurement, clinical, finance, industry, regulatory and investment in an event. All of the finance experts, Julian Seymour Halo Business Angel Network and Paul Swift and Hilary Coates of BOI, stressed the value of team to companies starting out. This was echoed by Noel Daly, Enterprise Ireland who added the importance of market research to start-ups. Anne Tobin, HPRA reminded companies that the regulator is there as a supporter of enterprise developmental and to liaise early in the product life cycle. Eimear Galvin HIHI Manger TCD, shared the HIHI approach of ‘develop scale and grow’ and how HIHI engages the market in collaborative activity on behalf of the HSE. Miriam Roche, St James Hospital, acknowledged the potential for connected health and the road that must be travelled in public health to get there. A sentiment shared by Seán Bresnan, HSE Procurement who noted the potential for change in healthcare delivery through connected health solutions.

Following these ‘Key insights’ from each expert, a round of speed networking with companies took place. Each expert had five available ‘one on one’ time slots, allocated to various entrepreneurs. This offered start-ups a unique opportunity to gather feedback from key national stakeholders in connected health development.

 

 

Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland delivers guest lecture, as new Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation begins with Module 1 – Evolution and revolution in a changing healthcare landscape

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The first students of HIHI and Trinity College Dublin’s new Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation gathered on Friday and Saturday for delivery of Module 1 ‘Evolution and revolution in a changing healthcare landscape’.

Guest lectures were delivered by Conor Hanley, CEO Fire1 and Irish Medtech Association Chair and Professor Mark W.J. Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland, and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland.

This first module encourages participants to delve directly into the complex and rapidly changing world of global healthcare. Shifting populations dynamics, rising chronic conditions, increasing patient expectations and the personalisation of medicine, are significant challenges when mapped against the ever-increasing cost of healthcare delivery. The module takes an informed view of the present status of healthcare and begins with exploring directional trends and future innovations.

Course Director and HIHI Principal Investigator Prof Seamas Donnelly welcomed the students:

“You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of embedding an innovative health culture within your system. You will gain insights into global thinking on creative and practical implementation, of new ventures in healthcare.

“As places are mixed – both HSE and open – you will be part of a year-on-year growing cohort of connected and networked, innovation ambassadors in Irish health.”

Guest speaker HIHI National Director Colman Casey said:

“Healthcare is transforming more rapidly than ever before.  Innovation is changing how we live, work, learn, function and deliver healthcare. In this Postgraduate Diploma, we have a vision for how Ireland can harness innovation through individuals and trigger transformational change in Irish healthcare.”

In total, there are eight modules in the Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation. Six taught foundation modules and two project modules, including methodology workshops and a practical field project. Fundamental grounding in key subjects:  Design thinking and embedding a culture of innovation; process innovation; lean thinking; social innovation and health economics; innovation and leadership. The practical project supports each student to identify and plan an innovative solution for your workplace. The result being the creation of Ambassadors who will lead development and improvements in Irish healthcare overall.

More information here

Health Innovation Hub Ireland and The Digital Hub join forces to bring connected health entrepreneurs and experts from HSE, HPRA, investment and public health, together for ‘Startup Week Dublin 2019’

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Startup Week Dublin 2019 powered by Dublin City Council is a celebration of entrepreneurs, innovation and community in Dublin. As part of Dublin City Council’s  ‘Start up week Dublin’ Health innovation Hub Ireland (Trinity College Dublin) and The Digital Hub will host a joint event, ‘Connected health in Ireland – how we shape it and how we make it’.

Connected health in Ireland – how we shape it and how we make it’ brings together experts from HSE procurement, clinical, finance, industry, regulatory and investment in an event dedicated to health tech start-ups with MC Kieran Daly, CTO and co-founder of Health Beacon, on Thursday October 24.

Experts:

  • Enterprise Ireland HPSU: Noel Daly
  • HSE procurement: Seán Bresnan
  • St James Informatics Directorate: Miriam Roche
  • HBAN: Julian Seymour
  • Health Innovation Hub Ireland: Eimear Galvin
  • HPRA: Anne Tobin
  • BOI Start Ups: Hilary Coates

Timing:

  • Experts ‘Key insight’: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • Speed networking: 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

Location: The Digital Hub, Dublin 8

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/connected-health-in-ireland-how-we-shape-it-and-how-we-make-it-tickets-70616988313

Following a ‘Key insight’ from each expert, a round of speed networking with companies begins. Each expert has five available ‘one on one’ time slots, allocated on a first come, first serve basis through online registration. Refreshments will be provided so that attendees who have not secured an expert speed session can network with their peers. Full details are available upon registration here.

Health Innovation Hub Ireland Manager (TCD), Eimear Galvin said:

“With The Digital Hub we have created an event for Start Up Week that offers instant access to the expertise required to make home grown connected health solutions successful.

“A significant percentage of the companies that work nationally in HIHI are Irish connected health solutions. This reflects the global shift towards personalised preventative healthcare and where we see the most potential for cost savings in healthcare.”

Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said:

“The Digital Hub is delighted to be supporting Startup Week Dublin 2019 with TCD Health Innovation Hub to bring connected health entrepreneurs and experts from Irish Tech and Health ecosystem together.

At The Digital Hub, ten per cent of our enterprise cluster is now comprised of healthtech companies. Our ambition is to continue to grow this sub-sector and to create and provide a supportive and collaborative environment for the benefit of companies already located or looking to move to The Digital Hub.”

Now in its second year, Techstars Startup Week™ Dublin powered by Dublin City Council brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days this October 21st – 25th 2019 to build momentum and opportunity around our community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

Closing date July 31: New HIHI education offer, aimed at health industry leaders, promises Trojan horses of Irish healthcare innovation

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Closing date for applicants July 31

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) calls on Irish health industry leaders to apply for a new Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation, focused on the development of ‘Healthcare Innovation Ambassadors’ in Ireland. The programme will help companies use innovation to create new business models, products, services and processes that will add value.  At the core of this education offer is co-creation of new models of working, through engagement with a wide stakeholder network to provide improved health and health industry outcomes.

For innovation in Irish health care to be sustained at an economically and fiscally responsible pace, it has to be a collaborative effort, requiring input from key players across the sector. Through education, HIHI seeks to achieve a culture shift that ensures those in Irish healthcare and Irish health industry are the lead architects of positive change and accelerate the Irish health system to one with innovation at its core.

For Irish health care to evolve into a more sophisticated and efficient system, cross-industry collaboration and inter-professional cooperation must become the norm. By engaging in the HIHI academic offer, senior executives and health industry leaders will build increased healthcare community capabilities, necessary to deliver lasting value for future health. The capacity to identify new pathways to improve healthcare challenges , such as the ability to assess the applicability and value of new technologies in the broader healthcare sector and specifically in their own work environment is enhanced through this programme.

HIHI is a joint government initiative of both the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) and the Department of Health (DoH), funded through Enterprise Ireland and supported by HSE. Operationally, it is a partnership of clinical and academic centres. Of the four HIHI academic partners, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has specific responsibility for the delivery of educational products that will stimulate a culture of innovation within the HSE and Irish healthcare.

Prof Seamas Donnelly, HIHI PI and Course Director said:

 “Across the globe health industry leaders are thinking ‘how is the healthcare industry changing’? ‘How can we ensure we stay relevant’? Ireland is no different. Nobody wants to be the Kodak of healthcare.

“Through the combined learning offer of this Postgraduate Diploma in healthcare innovation, the Irish health system and Irish health industry can develop structures for active collaboration and co-ordination. Our graduates will be the Trojan horses in Irish healthcare that change how the system works from within.

“The Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation will position senior executives across pharma, medtech, medical device and connected health as the bearers of solutions to the wider health picture and not just health treatments.”

Individuals completing the Diploma  will gain an in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of embedding an innovative health culture within their systems. Each will gain insights into the latest global thinking on creative and practical implementation of new ventures within medicine.  As places are mixed  – both HSE and industry –  there will be aa year-on-year a growing cohort of connected, and networked, innovation ambassadors in Irish health.

A one-year course delivered through Trinity College Dublin, the Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation, comprises eight modules. There are six taught foundation modules and two project modules, including methodology workshops and a practical field project. The programme will offer fundamental grounding in key subjects: design thinking and embedding a culture of innovation; process innovation; lean thinking; social innovation and health economics; innovation and leadership. The practical project will help students to identify and plan an innovative solution applicable to their workplace, with a view to implementation.

The Postgraduate Diploma will be a catalyst in transforming the innovation mind-set within the Irish healthcare landscape. Graduates are expected to lead the adoption and embedding of innovation in the Irish health system. Closing date of July 31 for applicants.  Full course detail here.