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Technology Evaluation and Comparison

July 12th, 2016|

By Sébastien Dossot, Junior Software Developer, ARCH
Evolution of eHealth
eHealth is a very young concept that involves the use of electronic devices in healthcare. With the advent of mobile phones, there is a huge potential to exploit this – we literally have super computers in our pockets. But the technologies used by the healthcare industry up […]

What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate

July 5th, 2016|

By Dr Daniel Regan, Change Team, ARCH

Norman Mailer, the American novelist wrote: “Who by now could know where was what? Liars controlled the locks.” I don’t know to what Mailer was referring, but he may have been discussing the world of meetings in academia (As this post is not a critique on ‘meetings’ the words […]

Healthcare: A Project Management Perspective

June 23rd, 2016|

By Dr. Anushree Priyadarshini, Change Team, ARCH

Requirements, processes and people are the three pillars of project management, indicating that most projects being managed call for coordinating a team, ensuring smooth communication within the team, taking care of paperwork and delivering quality service to clients, etc. While this is easier said than done in any setting, […]

How Digital Healthcare Shapes the 21st Century Patient

June 16th, 2016|

By Dr. Nicole Gross, Change Team, ARCH

Imagine the following two scenarios. First, you are a fully digitalised patient. You see the online doctor every so often, you have wearable technology devices that track your every move, and you are fully plugged into a database that holds your medical records and makes sense of the continuous […]

Connected Health in the Big Bad World

June 13th, 2016|

By Etáin Quigley, Research Assistant, Change Team, ARCH

Connected Health has become many things to many people and can sometimes be difficult to pin down. Today I want to outline a simple but operational Connected Health initiative which has the potential to disrupt traditional methods of providing health care and as such is a prime example […]

Ethnography, the Ethnographer and Connected Health

May 23rd, 2016|

By Dr Threase Kessie-Finnegan, Ethnographer, Care Team, ARCH

As an ethnographer I am mainly interested in one thing: people. To be a little more specific I am interested in why people behave the way they do in diverse and various surroundings and situations. The influences on their mood, ability to engage with others, their lifestyle, socialisation […]

How ‘Connected’ is a Healthcare System?

May 13th, 2016|

By Dr Noel Carroll, Data Lead, ARCH, University of Limerick

The world around us is changing dramatically through the use of technology.  It is not unusual in many of our everyday activities to use smart phones, Internet services, mobile technology and integrated software systems – ubiquitous computing. This has resulted in systematic changes in how people […]

Does Connected Health have a Gender Blind-Spot?

May 6th, 2016|

Dr Maria Quinlan, Research Lead, Change Team, ARCH

Once we start looking at the figures it’s hard to imagine that we would ever look at the healthcare sector without considering the gender dimension. However in discussions on Connected Health in Ireland it is a topic which I rarely hear mentioned. The Irish healthcare workforce is overwhelmingly […]

When is a ‘Fact’ not a ‘Fact’?

April 15th, 2016|

By Dr Gemma Moore, Change Team, ARCH

Joe Humphrey’s recent article in The Irish Times ‘Unthinkable: How can scientists disagree on basic ‘facts’?’  picked up on an issue I touched on in my last blog ‘The Value of Qualitative Research in Connected Health’ ; science seeking to uncover ‘truth’ and measurable ‘facts’. In the article Humphreys cites […]

The Power of Narrative

April 8th, 2016|

By Dr Daniel Regan, Change Team, ARCH

No matter what human domain you inhabit – business, biological anthropology; journalism, psychology – the biggest arrow in your quiver, is the story you have to tell: the product is good; the monkey is man; the politician lied, again; the client is crazy special.

The importance is obvious: You want […]