Presentations from ARCH Events

Including Breakfast Briefings, Conferences, Seminars etc
Event Details
ARCH Seminar, 18th October, 2016

Speakers
Guest speakers included Pedro Delgado, Director from the Institute for Health Improvement, Dr David Vaughan, Consultant Pediatrician and Director of Quality and Patient Safety at the Children’s Hospital Group, HSE and Richard Corbridge, CIO of the HSE and CEO of eHealthIreland.

Overview
Moving from pilot to scale is a key challenge we face as we attempt to enable a more technologically efficient healthcare system. Groups such as the Institute for Health Improvement in the US have a long history of implementing innovation within healthcare and have refined their methods for doing so over several decades. This ARCH seminar aims to explore how we can best leverage such insights from quality improvement science as we attempt to scale and spread digital health solutions within the healthcare system.

Presentations
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Event Details
ARCH Breakfast Briefing, 30th September, 2016

Speaker
Dr Ronan Fawsitt, Chair ICGP-St Luke’s LICC, Primary Care Lead, IEHG

Overview
The Heart Failure Virtual Clinic (VC) in St. Vincent’s Hospital was set up with the aim of providing GP’s with the necessary supports to maintain and treat heart failure patients in the Primary Care setting. The system provides community clinicians with the knowledge and supports required to manage complex patients in the community. It achieves this by engaging community clinicians in a continuous learning system and partnering them with specialist mentors at an academic medical centre or hub.

In this Breakfast Briefing, Dr Ronan Fawsitt, a full-time General Practitioner, working within a Primary Care Team in Kilkenny, provided us with insights into his experiences with the virtual clinic to date.The value added benefits and opportunities from the Virtual Clinic were highlighted and the take home message was that the Heart Failure Virtual Clinic is a scalable model for integrated care in community based chronic disease management, which could be applied to COPD/Resp, Diabetes, Dermatology.

Presentations
Available here: The Heart Failure Virtual Clinic – ARCH BB 30.9.16

Further Information on this Event
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Event Details
ARCH Breakfast Briefing, 28th July, 2016

Speaker
Dr Daniel Regan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Change Team, ARCH

Overview
Behaviour change is complicated. Commensurately, interventions aimed at changing behaviour are tricky to both develop and implement. In the era of Connected Health, many interventions which have scalable and sustainable potential are, unfortunately, rarely executed well, and even when they are, often their effects don’t last.

There are plenty of reasons for this including: personal, clinical, educational, and situational factors. However, recent ARCH research has found that one of the key factors for adoption and use of connected health interventions appears to be Trust.

In this Breakfast Briefing, Dr Regan will talk about Trust as a key ingredient in the success of Connected Health behaviour change interventions, and will outline the importance of a bottom-up and in-depth focus on psychological and behavioural processes as a way to optimise Connected Health intervention development.

Presentations
Available here: Trust in Connected Health Behaviour Change Interventions – ARCH BB 28.7.16

Further Information on this Event
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Event Details
Farmleigh, 3rd May, 2016

Overview
ARCH has partnered with the HSE to research the implementation of the National eHealth Strategy. ARCH’s aim is to assist the HSE in understanding and promoting best-practice implementation of its eHealth strategy. In this research dissemination workshop, ARCH researchers presented findings from several eHealth research projects.

Presentations
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Event Details
ARCH Breakfast Briefing, 4th March 2016

Speaker
Dr Nicole Gross, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Change Team, ARCH

Overview
Data is an essential component of Connected Health, promising enhanced communication, better decision-making, prediction and cost savings. True enough, in recent years we have seen a corresponding growth in the data that is available from sensors, wearables, apps, platforms, records and enterprise/clinical support systems. However, this growth in data has not necessarily been translated into information, knowledge and wisdom that is useful or indeed usable for both patients and healthcare providers.

In this Breakfast Briefing, Dr Nicole Gross from the Change team at ARCH unpicks the promises and perils of data, stimulates process thinking about the marketing of data and outlines gaps where value can be added. This briefing will be useful for CEOs, entrepreneurs and managers, who have, or plan to have, data as a core/part of their customer value proposition. Furthermore, it moves on the debate of how to unlock the market for Connected Health.

Presentation
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Event Details
ARCH Breakfast Briefing, 28th January 2016.

Speakers
Dr Gerardine Doyle (PI), Dr Shane O’Donnell, Etáin Quigley, Dr Kate Cullen, Dr Sarah Gibney

Overview
Cost analysis of diabetes strategies in the EU.

This study is part of an EU FP7 funded research project entitled ‘Enhancing the cost-effectiveness of diabetes self-management education: A comparative assessment for different educational approaches and conditions for successful implementation’ (Grant No. 306186)

The UCD team sought to answer research questions about the cost of care of type 2 diabetes in addition to the cost of self-management education. The costing methodology employed, Time-Driven Activity Based Costing, required an in-depth mapping of the process of care of patients with type 2 diabetes. This methodology, through in-depth interviews with health care professionals, analysis of the care pathways and analysis of the cost of care, revealed the existing treatment of type 2 diabetes to be fragmented among many disconnected providers and settings, leading to suboptimal monitoring and education of diabetic patients. This suboptimal process of care leads to health services incurring significant health expenditure on the treatment of major complications of the disease including blindness, foot disease, amputations, kidney disease and heart disease.

We present our findings on the comparative costs of self-management education and modes of delivery across Europe, Israel and Taiwan and our findings on the comparative treatment processes and cost of treatment across Ireland, Germany and Israel. We conclude that there are opportunities for connected health solutions to optimize both patient monitoring and education to achieve better health outcomes per Euro spent.

Presentation
Available here

Video on the The Diabetes Literacy Consortium also available here.

Event Details
ARCH Breakfast Briefing, 13th November, 2015

Speakers
Dr Joe Gallagher & Dr. Chris Watson

Overview
According to the 2014 International Telecommunications Union’s report, 93% of the world’s population have a cellular network signal, while 79% of rural areas in Africa have a similar service, including data services. Meanwhile rural areas of Africa have some of the poorest health outcomes. In this seminar researchers from the gHealth Research Group in UCD will present on their work in Malawi on managing childhood illness, diabetes, and heart disease and how mHealth solutions can help overcome the barriers to healthcare that exist in Malawi.

Joe is a co-founder and Clinical Director for gHealth Research. He is a general practitioner and adjunct senior lecturer in health information systems in University College Cork where his work focuses on mHealth Interventions for Low and Middle Income Countries and in primary care in high income countries where he was a co-director of the Health Information Systems Research Centre. He is a researcher with the Chronic Cardiovascular Diseases Management Group in UCD where he is involved in a number of community based projects for the management of heart failure and cardiovascular disease. He is former general practice lead on the HSE Heart Failure Management Programme.

Chris is co-founder and Research Director of gHealth Research and is based in the Conway Institute UCD. He is also the principle investigator of the Experimental & Clinical Cardiology group in UCD, co-investigator for the Chronic Cardiovascular Disease Management Group in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, and the Translational Research Coordinator for the Heartbeat Trust, Dublin.

Presentations
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Event Details
ARCH Breakfast Briefing, 25th September 2015

Speaker
Brenda Reginatto, Research Lead, Care Team, ARCH

Overview
The proportion of global population aged 60+ will double by 2050, while the number of people aged 80+ will almost quadruple. Ensuring older people can remain mobile and able to care for themselves for as long as possible is critical to families and welfare systems. Recent advances in wearable sensors, data analytics, machine learning and robotics can contribute to breakthroughs in increased mobility. In this talk we will look at how wearable sensors are allowing older people to remain mobile and independent for longer and explore other untapped opportunities in this space.

Presentation
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Event Details
ARCH Breakfast Briefing, 22nd May 2015

Speaker
Dr Noel Carroll, Research Lead, Data Team, ARCH

Overview
The regulatory environment is a critical aspect of all healthcare technologies for example, contact lenses, crutches, wound care, pregnancy tests, stents and medical device software. This briefing presents an overview of regulations associated with the medical device sector to inform Connected Health practitioners on relevant regulatory guidance.

Improved technology is enabling innovative collaboration and new types of partnerships, particularly between healthcare providers, governments
and citizens. However, there can bring about both benefits and potential threats, social and economic alike and regulations play a central role to ensure safe and quality care continues to be the primary objective of Connected Health.

Presentation
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Presentations from External Events

Including Conferences, Summits, Workshops etc
Event Details
CHESS programme (INSIGHT), virtual workshop to first year PhD recruits on interviewing for Connected Health, 27th June 2016

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

Presentation
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Event Details
CHESS programme (INSIGHT), virtual workshop to first year PhD recruits on writing a literature review for Connected Health projects, 18th April 2016

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

Presentation
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Event Details
British Sociological Association Annual Conference, 6th April 2016

Speaker
Dr Maria Quinlan, Research Lead, Change Team, ARCH

Presentation
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Event Details
National eHealth Summit, 30th September 2015, Carton House, Kildare

Speaker
Dr Maria Quinlan, Research Lead, Change Team, ARCH

Presentation
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Event Details
Modern Healthcare Conference, 18th September 2015

Speaker
Brenda Reginatto, Research Lead, Care Team, ARCH

Presentation
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Poster Presentations

Selection provided below
Event Details
mHealth Conference, NUI Galway, 16th June 2016

Authors
Dr. Noel Carroll and Prof. Ita Richardson

Poster
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Event Details
4th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE), Toronto, Canada, 28-29th April 2016

Authors
Dr. Noel Carroll and Prof. Ita Richardson

Poster
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Event Details
SPHeRE (Structured Population and Health-services Research) Network 2nd Annual Conference, 29th February 2016

Authors
Dr Gemma Moore, Dr Maria Quinlan, Dr Gerardine Doyle and Prof Susi Geiger (ARCH)

Poster
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Event Details
Presented at the Centre for Behaviour Change – UCL

Authors
Dr. Maria Quinlan, Dr. Emma Heffernan, Prof. Susi Geiger, ARCH

Poster
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