8:30am – 9:45am    February 18th, 2016    University of Limerick, Lero, Tierney Building, Room T3-013 

The Applied Research Center for Connected Health (ARCH), supported by Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, will host a series of Breakfast Briefings in the Tierney Building at the University of Limerick. The topic for our first ARCH Breakfast Briefing is ‘Connected Health: Maximising Patient Care through Technology, People and Processes’.

Speaker: Professor Ita Richardson, University of Limerick


Through understanding how software and hardware has changed the way in which domains such as retail and education operate, Prof Ita Richardson will discuss Connected Health as a model of  “patient-centred care resulting from process-driven health care delivery undertaken by healthcare professionals, patients and/or carers who are supported by the use of technology (software and/or hardware)”.  She will present Connected Health research which her group has undertaken, deriving various solutions to existing problems within healthcare.  From the industrial perspective, Prof Richardson will present outcomes from her current Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship, where she is researching within HomeSafe Care, a small company in Co Cork.


Prof Ita Richardson is an Associate Professor with the University of Limerick and a Principal Investigator with ARCH – Applied Research for Connected Health,www.arch.ie) and Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre (www.lero.ie). She leads a number of major projects where the focus of her research is on software process and assessment and the quality of use of software in a variety of domains, including hospitals and clinics, and medical device software development companies. Prof Richardson’s industry-based research has been with many indigenous Irish companies and multi-national organisations. Her current healthcare based collaborations include HomeSafe Care, Ocuco and the Health Service Executive, specifically within Limerick Public Hospitals, where H-QAP – a Hospital Quality Assurance Program has been developed and implemented. Current projects include the establishment of a Medical Device Software Quality Management System, and an Investigation into measurable improvements within Radiography due to Connected Health implementation.

Refreshments will be served. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Please email Dr. Noel Carroll noel.carroll@lero.ie if you are interested in attending this event.