International Digital Health Summer School

26th and 27th June 2024, Maynooth University
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Event Overview

The second International Digital Health Summer School will be hosted at the Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University on June 26th and 27th 2024.


Digital Health is emerging as a completely new discipline, one which combines intersecting disciplines of health, technology, engineering, economics, demographics and much more. While current health systems have served humanity very well yielding a more than doubling of life expectancy over the last two centuries, the systems are now facing a major crisis with full hospitals, a demographic timebomb and record clinician attrition. However one half of the world’s population don’t have access to affordable healthcare and the other half who do have access are increasingly finding it unaffordable. This global healthcare is facing a perfect storm and what Thomas Kuhn would call a Model Crisis.

Digital Health is emerging as a potential ‘silver bullet’ solution which can address critical issues such as accessibility, affordability, variability, quality and clinician work life balance. The cutting edge Digital Innovation Methodology ‘ Open Innovation 2.0’ and the Manhattan Manifesto Stay Left Shift Left 10X developed at the UN Science Summit Digital Health Symposium in New York in September 2022 will underpin the compelling frontier agenda of the second International Digital Health Summer School.

Using the #StayLeftShiftLeft-10X doctrine as the lens and canvas for the two day Summer school, the Summer school will focus on two key topics AI in Health (26th June) and Data and Electronic Health Records (27th June). Come listen and interact with world leading thought leaders and practitioners in an intimate setting to help learn and co-create a new ‘win-win’ healthcare future for all. Two day attendees will receive a framed Innovation Value Institute parchment upon completion of the Summer School.

The centrepiece of the Summer School will be a distinguished lecture from Russ Branzell, President and Chief Executive of CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives).

A compelling line up of speakers from across all of the four quadrant of the quadruple helix will speak including clinicians, venture capitalists, CEOs, policymakers and most importantly patients.

Apart from Education a key goal of the Summer School is to create an intellectual supercollider which accelerates the emergence of a directed Digital Health Open Collaborative Ecosystem.

Early Announced Speakers

Russell P. Branzell

CEO and President of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

Professor Martin Curley

Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University and Digital Health Lead at IVI

Professor Piero Formica

Author, One Health

Karen Kelly

CEO PanaceaFlo Ltd.; Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Dr John Sheehan

Clinical Director of Radiology at Blackrock Health

Professor Ciara Heavin

Professor, Business Information Systems, Cork University Business School. Co-Director Health Information Systems Research Centre, University College Cork. Chair, University Ethics Committee, University College Cork

Professor Paolo Benanti

AI Advisor, Pope Francis; Franciscan of the Third Order Regular, theologian; Professore presso Pontificia Università Gregoriana

Rachel Dunscombe

President, OpenEHR; Visiting Professor, Imperial College London; Director(non renumerated), ECHAlliance; Non Exec Director (non remunerated), The Digital Health Society

Professor Ray O’Sullivan

CEO/ Founder of Vox-AI and Associate Professor of RCSI

Alison Gilliland

CEO of CWHT and ex Lord Mayor of Dublin

Zen Tharani

CEO and Founder of Xenex Consulting Inc.

Tomaz Gornik

CEO at Better and co-chair of openEHR International

Vanessa Fitzsimons

Data Protection Officer of Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Dr Monika Suryavanshi

Executive Director at Helios Health GmbH

We will announce further speakers shortly.

Accommodation Options


Glenroyal Hotel :

Promotion code: GA001635 or quote ”International Digital Health Summer School”


Barberstown Castle :

Please email and ask for MUI rates to book during the summer school.


Maynooth University Accommodation:

Promotion Code: DHC_02/24

Booking instruction can be downloaded here.