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Vhi’s Alexa “skill” comes following a survey that found only 13 per cent of corporate employees get a good night’s sleep on a daily basis.

Health insurer Vhi is stepping into the digital assistant and smart speaker market to try to encourage Ireland’s corporate employees to get a better n(...)

Working Well encourages employees to look out for each other and to pay more than lip service to asking someone if they are OK. Photograph: iStock

Cara Driscoll is an organisational psychologist at the Oberstown Children Detention Campus. It caters for young people up to the age of 18 who have be(...)

Karen Ward (left) who received open heart surgery 6 months ago and  her daughter Kim Ward, from Carrikmacross in Co  Monaghan who ran the Marathon  for the Irish Heart Foundation. Photograph:  Collins

Liz Collins is a seasoned mini-marathon participant. Every year since the birth of her daughter, she has joined thousands of women in running the 10km(...)

Trinity is the number one university in Europe when it comes to start ups and new businesses developed by students. Aerial photo of Apple new campus building, Cupertino California, USA . Photograph: iStock

Dublin has the potential to become another Silicon Valley, due in no small way to the strength of ideas and talent that is emerging from Trinity Colle(...)

‘It is time to interrogate Ireland’s two-tier healthcare system and its consequences.’ File photograph: Flashfilm/Getty Images

We are at a crossroads. It is time to interrogate Ireland’s two-tier healthcare system and its consequences. A system that divides us in terms of heal(...)

The VHI’s move creates a potential ethical dilemma for doctors: must they now inform their public patients of the availability of better treatment options in the private institution down the road? Photograph: iStock

Existing inequities in our health system have been widened with a decision by Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI) to offer its members access to novel an(...)

The cost to the State of replicating the move could be as high as €500 million over five years, estimates Prof Michael Barry, clinical director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics. Photograph: PA Wire

It could cost the State up to €500 million to provide public patients with wider access to innovative new cancer therapies in the same way health insu(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he was not informed in advance that the State-owned health insurer VHI intended to provide wider access for (...)

The insurer recorded a rise in members to 1.106 million from 1.075 million last year

State-owned health insurer VHI recovered €24.8 million from “inappropriate billings” last year, the health insurer has said. The recovery comes follo(...)

An Affidea clinic. The  European Affidea group  has 246 diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer-care centres in 16 countries

Europe’s largest medical services provider has invested €1.5 million in a north Dublin ExpressCare clinic that will be covered by insurance providers (...)

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