Richard Corbridge is Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive in Ireland and the Chief Executive of eHealth Ireland. Richard has years of experience in the Health and Clinical Research sector leading various informatics delivery elements. He has specialised in IT development, procurement and implementation across national and local health care arenas in the UK for more than fifteen years.
On June 9th, the recently established Mhealth research group at the School of Psychology will hold a conference on the practice of medicine and health supported by mobile devices (e.g. mobile phones, tablet computers and PDAs). Unfortunately Richard cannot make the event, but offered this statement endorsing further work in this area of research:
Connecting patients to information is integral to the delivery of care in the future. As citizens we are used to being able to access information on the go, why should our health data be any different to this. Enhancing the patient journey through the care system of Ireland can be achieved by enabling the clinician and the patient to communicate effectively, by making this experience mobile information will be at the right place at the right time and will allow all participants in the delivery of care to have access to the required information.
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This event is supported by an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland ‘New Foundations’ Scheme award held by Dr Jane Walsh and PhD student Eimear Morrissey with additional support from the School of Psychology at NUI Galway, the Whitaker Institute and a Health Research Board Research Leaders award held by Dr Brian McGuire. The Arts Millennium Building at NUI Galway will be the venue for the event.