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Nursing Informatics

A recent report sponsored by Enterprise Ireland; "Connected Health in Ireland - An All Ireland Review, April 2010", states that
  • "In future there will be a strong convergence of nursing and IT and the Island of Ireland has an opportunity to provide innovative multidisciplinary training in this direction to support the deployment of CH technologies
In the conclusions the author recommends that
  • "Specific connected health training should be considered within healthcare training, such as module delivery within clinical & nursing degree courses"

From my years of work in Health Informatics and my work in developing an M.Sc in Health Informatics in conjunction with the Nursing department in IT Tralee, I agree with this conclusion. However I think that An Board Altranais (the Irish Nursing board) would be a necessary partner in any syllabi that are developed in order to gain widespread acceptance.


Peter Given

Institute of Technology, Tralee

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  • Hi Peter,

    I know that your post is very old, but your prediction is very fine.

    You have said that in upcoming future there will be revolutionary changes in health department of Ireland country and yes this is true, becasue it finally happened.

    Recently Irish goverment has announced that there will be 18,000 opening for new caregivers, which is very exciting!!

    Reference: Care for the Senior People in Ireland

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