Digital health services will enable the right information about the right patients to be available securely in the right health care setting at the right time.

Investment in electronic health records and new IT systems will directly improve patient services and allow chronic disease to be managed at home and (...)

HSE director-general Tony O’Brien threatened to report Change Healthcare to the World Health Organisation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Up to 15,000 patients may have to be recalled after information in their medical scans was wrongly stored, according to an initial assessment of the p(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesperson Billy Kelleher: “People are rightly worried and they want answers.” Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The fault discovered in the Health Service Executive’s computer systems has become an international issue after the manufacturer issued a worldwide sa(...)

 Richard Corbridge, the HSE’s former chief information officer.

The Health Service Executive’s head of IT is to leave after less than three years in the post. The HSE said Richard Corbridge’s resignation from the (...)

Last year a total of 389,548 vetting applications were received by the Garda from people looking to work with children or vulnerable people

An IT software system deployed by the Garda last year to speed up the vetting of people wanting to work with children or vulnerable people has won a m(...)

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A major Irish hospital was subjected to over 5,000 cyber-attacks during the recent global scare that caused major problems to Britain’s National Heal(...)

The lockdown of the HSE’s email system prevented the service’s main computer network from being infected with the global “WannaCry” ransomware virus.

Key health services including MRI scans, X-rays and blood tests suffered a slowdown yesterday as the HSE shut down all email communication to protect (...)

Cybersecurity experts said the spread of the virus dubbed “WannaCry” – a “ransomware worm” – had slowed, but the respite might only be brief.

State agencies and businesses are on alert on Monday morning amid fears that a computer virus that has wrought havoc across the world could spread to (...)

Tony O’Brien, Director of the HSE, was informed of the burglary on the morning of the incident. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thieves broke into the offices of the Health Service Executive’s most senior IT officer earlier this month and stole three laptops and two mobile phon(...)

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(...)

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