ARCH has developed significant knowledge within the field of Implementation Science. We have interviewed leaders in the field internationally and have identified best-practice guidelines for implementing technology solutions within healthcare. Healthcare organisations are complex adaptive systems and any implementation needs to be cognisant of this environment’s unique challenges. We work with Connected Health companies, and with healthcare organisations to explore how best to incorporate their new technologies and associated changes in work-flows into current practice; understanding barriers to spreading innovation and devising engagement-strategies for key stakeholders.

Topic 1: In order to try to understand the complex issue of how to implement Connected Health at scale within healthcare, ARCH has conducted a variety of research with the aim of exploring how Connected Health can be sustainably deployed and adopted within a Healthcare organisation. As part of our research we have spoken to Senior Managers in some of the US’s most innovative healthcare organisations to learn from them how they have successfully scaled CH solutions and processes.

Topic 2: Implementing eHealth at Scale – having identified best-practice in implementation of Connected Health solutions internationally, ARCH partnered with the HSE/eHealthIreland in July 2015 to both bring our learnings to the national eHealth strategy and to develop new insight for our member companies regarding specific barriers and opportunities to scaling within the Irish healthcare system.

The following selection of ARCH Publications, Posters and Blogs are relevant to this research area:

Executive Summaries




Poster Presentation Details
From the SPHeRE Network 2nd Annual Conference, Dublin, by Dr Gemma Moore, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, ARCH

Full Poster available here

Poster Presentation Details
Presented at the Centre for Behaviour Change – UCL, by Dr. Maria Quinlan, Dr. Emma Heffernan, Prof. Susi Geiger, ARCH

Full Poster available here


Dr Maria Quinlan, Research Lead, Care Team ARCH

Read the blog here

By Etáin Quigley, Research Assistant, Change Team, ARCH

Read the Blog here