While some healthcare providers had previously embraced telemedicine, the outbreak of Covid-19 has prompted others to make it part of their services.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything. How we live, how we socialise, how we work; Covid-19 has had a profound impact on our daily lives. T(...)

The Department of Health will introduce new regulations to allow patient data to be shared, including for research, ahead of the rollout of electronic health records in the coming years.  File photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Health will introduce new regulations to enable patient data to be shared, including for research, ahead of the rollout of electroni(...)

More than 45,000 heath apps available on app stores.

Healthcare services tend to provoke fairly energetic debate. As patients, carers, employees and taxpayers many of us feel we have a right to voice opi(...)

Scans on a digital tablet: data collection and analysis can be used to better plan and design health services

It is generally recognised that the application of modern data analytics and ICT to healthcare can deliver significant efficiencies and cost savings (...)

Frank O’Donnell of KPMG: ‘It’s a sickness service, not a health service. If you are healthy, you’re not using the health service. We need to focus on keeping people well. That’s the best way to improve people’s overall health.’ photograph: jason clarke

The problems besetting the Irish health service are well documented and seemingly resistant to all the solutions proposed thus far. However, according(...)