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.

Agenda Day 1 (June 26th)

Time Topic of Discussion Speaker Speaker Designation
Principles and Leadership
9:00-9:05 Welcome and opening Professor Martin Curley Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University
Professor Eeva Leinonen President of Maynooth University
9:05-9:15 Opening Professor Eeva Leinonen President of Maynooth University
9:15-9:20 Opening Rev/Professor Michael Mullaney President of SPCM
9:20-9:50 SL2-10X fundamentals Professor Martin Curley Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University
9:50-10:15 SL2-10X in Action Alison Gilliland CEO of CWHT
Karen Kelly CEO of Panacea Flow
10:15-10:30 Short Break
10:30-11:30 Leapfrog Leader Panel

Robert Watt

Stephen McMahon

Sec General, DoH
Dr Louise McBride President of NMBI
Joyce O’Connor Digital Chair and Founder of IIEA and BlockW
Prof Rob Landers President of ICHA
Susan Tracey CEO of Healthtech Ireland
Jess Kelly Newstalk, Tech Correspondent
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:00 Distinguished Lecture Russell Branzell President of CHIME
13:00-14:00 Lunch
Electronic Health Records
14:00-14:05 EHR fundamentals Professor Martin Curley Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University
14:05-14:30 Signature Keynote: The Future of EHRT David Clancy CEO of Oracle Cerner Ireland
14:30-14:50 Nursing and the EHR Dr Louise McBridge ATU and President of NMBI
14:50-15:10 Shared Care Records Mark Hindle Orion Health care
15:10-15:30 OpenEHR Tomaz Gornik Better
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-16:10 OpenEMR Maxine Radcliffe Service Director of HSE
16:10-16:30 NHS UK Experience Dr Amar Ahmed Wilmslow NHS
16:30-16:50 Cushla – PEHR Richard Egan CEO at Cushla
16:50-17:05 Implementing EHRs Best Practice Miriam Roche EHR lead of Mater Hospital
17:05-17:15 Summary and closing Professor Martin Curley Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University


Renehan Hall (tbd)

Artificial Intelligence
18:30-19:30 Book Launch – Human and Artificial Intelligence Professor Piero Formica IVI, University of Bologna

Agenda Day 2 (June 27th)


Topic of Discussion


Speaker Designation

Data Innovation, Governance, Protection and Security


The Power of Data

Professor Martin Curley

Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University


HSE and Digital Health

Dr Colm Henry



Engineering a new Health system

Dr Lauara Burke

EPA, Engineers Ireland


Networking Break




Data Protection Lessons

Helen Dixon



Data Protection

Vanessa Fitzsimons



Patient Panel

Jess Kelly,

Stephen McMahon,

Gary Boyle,

Eiblin Mulroe,

Derek ,

Aislinn Gan,

Doreen Enright,

Richard Wyatt-Haines,

Martin Curley




Intel Hospital Paper CMF v HIMMS

Artificial Intelligence in Health


AI in Health

Dr John Sheehan

Blackrock Health


AI in Health II

John Shaw

CEO Carelon


AI in Health

Prof Bonanti





AI in Health

Niall McDonagh

Google Health


AI In Health Devices

Prof Peter Soogard

Aarborg University


AI Avators

Prof Ray O’Sullivan



AI in Pallative Care

Ciara Heavin




Dr Peter Weimerschiemer



Advanced Visual Analytics for Population Health




Closing and Summary

Professor Martin Curley

Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University

Workshops (June 27th)


Topic of Discussion


Speaker Designation

Expert Workshops


Digital Culture

Zen Tharani



Pathfinding Protocol

Keith Finglas

 CSO, Waypoint

OI2 Living Labs as rapid radical transformation method







Paul Flynn




Eoin O’Reilly

Allview ,CEO


Donegal Respiratory

Des O’Toole



Living Labs

Richard Wyatt-Haines

Director of HCI

Novel Innovations


Social Prescribing in Northern Ireland

Claire Ramsey, Sabrina Lynn



Bed App in Northwest

Aislinn Gannon


Featured Speakers

Professor Martin Curley

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

Professor Eeva Leinonen

President, Maynooth University

Robert Watt

Secretary General at Department of Health. Public Sector Leader and Reformer. Highly Experienced Economist. Strategic Advisor.

Dr Colm Henry

Chief Clinical Officer at Health Service Executive

Dr John Sheehan

Clinical Director of Radiology at Blackrock Health

Dr Louise McBride

Academic/Researcher & President Head of Nursing Healthcare ATU Donegal & NMBI President

Helen Dixon

Commissioner for Communications Regulation, ComReg

Professor Peter Søgaard

Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital; MD, Department of Cardiology

Eric Sutherland

Senior Health Economist, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)


Russell P. Branzell

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

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

Prof 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

Toby Farren

Founder/CEO of Waypoint

Dr Monika Suryavanshi

Executive Director at Helios Health GmbH

Richard Wyatt-Haines

Director of HCI

Mark Hindle

Vice President, EMEA, Orion Health

David Clancy

Country General Manager at Oracle Health

Richard Egan

CEO & Founder at Cushla

Miriam Roche

EHR Programme Lead at the Mater Hospital Dublin

Dr Amar Ahmed

Director, NHS Wilmslow Health Centre

Susan Treacy

CEO of HealthTech Ireland

Keith Finglas

Chief Success Officer at Waypoint

Dr.Ciara McCormack

Dr.Ciara McCormack, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, IVI, Digital Health

Further speakers will be announced 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.