CCIO WorkshopAs part of our core Change research project which aims to explore and assess the implementation of the national eHealth strategy, ARCH Research Lead Dr Maria Quinlan facilitated a workshop with the Council of Clinical Information Officers (CCIO) at this year’s HISI conference held in the Aviva Stadium on the 25th November.

The workshop sought to explore the CCIO members personal vision of what healthcare (with IT enabled solutions) should look like in the future both for clinicians and patients.

Dr Quinlan has been working with the Office of the Chief Information Officer within the HSE since June of this year, and is conducting a body of research which aims to understand the attitudes and perceptions of the CCIO group towards the implementation of eHealth in Ireland. Dr Quinlan’s research is informed by her previous studies of best-practice implementation of integrated care at scale within the US healthcare system, which highlights the importance of clinical engagement to successful roll-out of eHealth.

“Following a Participatory Action Research philosophy, this workshop had a two-fold objective – to both gather data which would increase our knowledge of clinical attitudes and perceptions towards where eHealth Ireland initiatives should be focused, while also acting as a method of engaging clinicians by giving them the opportunity to share their visions, views and opinions both with ARCH researchers, and their colleagues.” Dr Maria Quinlan, Research Lead, ARCH Change work package.

Find our more about this project in Research or contact Maria directly on 01 716 5405 or email maria.quinlan@ucd.ie.