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 Iontas Building Theatre, Maynooth University by the Innovation Value Institute 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 Officer 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 Organisation
Principles and Leadership
09:00-09:20 Welcome and opening Prof Martin Curley Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University
Prof Eeva Leinonen President of Maynooth University
09:20-09:55 SL2-10X fundamentals Prof Martin Curley Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University
10:00-10:30 SL2-10X in Action Dr Donal Bailey CEO at CareConnect
Karen Kelly CEO at Panacea Flow
Ade Stack CEO at Digicare
10:30-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-12:00 Leapfrog Leader Panel Denis Naughten, TD
Fintan Foy CEO at ICGP
Dr Diarmuid O’Shea President of RCPI
Prof Rob Landers President of IHCA
Hugh Nelson Head of Community Wellbeing
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Dr Donal Bailey CEO at CareConnect
Prof Joyce O’Connor IIEA Digital Chair, BlockW founder
Susan Treacy CEO at Healthtech Ireland
John Farrelly CEO at Mental Health Commission
David Toohey CEO at Synchrophi
12:00-13:00 Distinguished Lecture Russell Branzell President of CHIME
13:00-14:00 Lunch at Pugin Hall
14:00-14:25 A Conversation on SL2-10X Dr John Sheehan Director, MMD
Richard Jones C2-AI
Electronic Health Records
14:25-14:35 EHR Vision Prof Rachel Dunscombe President, OpenEHR
14:35-14:45 Digital Health Needs Maxine Radcliffe Service Director, Social Inclusion, CHO7, HSE
14:45-14:55 Open Source EHR Halfdan H. K. Kolasa OpenPlanIT
14:55-15:05 OpenEHR/ FHIR Tomaz Gornak CEO at Better
15:05-15:15 Shared Care Records Mark Hindle Orion Health care
15:15-15:30 Cushla – PEHR Richard Egan CEO at Cushla
15:30-16:00 Networking Break
16:00-16:15 NHS UK Experience Dr Amar Ahmed Wilmslow NHS
16:15-16:30 Acute EHR David Clancy CEO at Oracle Cerner Ireland
16:30-16:45 Transforming GP practice Dr Frank Kenny DataFlow International
David Mulville Hanover Medical
16:45-17:00 Implementing EHRs Best Practice Miriam Roche EHR lead of Mater Hospital
17:00-17:40 International Panel: Lessons from abroad USA – Russ Branzell CHIME
Canada – Zen Tharani Zenex Consulting
Denmark – Peter Soogard Aalborg University
Nepal – Suman Pant Prime Ministers Office, Nepal
Peru, Malaysia – Walter Sifuentes  
17:40-18:30 Walk to Renehan Hall
18:30-20:30 Reception at Renehan Hall, South Campus
Artificial Intelligence
Book Launch & IVI Digital Health awards
Human and Artificial Intelligence and Summer School Reception
Professor Piero Formica Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University

Deep Dive Workshops (June 26th)

Time Topic of Discussion Speaker Organisation
Expert Deep dives and workshops
14:00-15:00 EU SHAPES project – an SL2-10X exemplar Prof Mac MacLachlan Co-Director, ALL institute, Maynooth University
Network Centric Healthcare
15:00-15:50 Network Centric Healthcare John Dooley EE, Maynooth University and SFI Connect
15:50-16:20 Networking Break
16:20-17:15 National Masters in Digital Health Transformation – Projects Showcase
Is there a solution to lengthy hospital stays for Nursing Home residents?  Our WICOP* Nursing Home Liaison Team are virtually there (*Waterford Integrated Care for Older People) Neville Coen
MedPortal: Streamlining Non-Consultant-Hospital-Doctor Induction Lesley Goulding
Digital Health and Safety Management System – Mid West Community Healthcare Padraig Hession
Cancer Survivorship Unveiled: Transforming Care with Data Santy Manoj
Novel Innovations
17:15-17:30 Global Virtual Observatory Chuck House AstroVirtual Inc

Agenda Day 2 (June 27th)

Time Topic of Discussion Speaker Organisation
Data Innovation, Governance, Protection and Security
09:00-09:15 Opening Day 2 Prof Martin Curley Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University
Ralf Dreischmeier Senior Partner, McKinsey
09:15-09:45 HSE and Digital Health Dr Colm Henry Chief Clinical Officer, HSE
09:45-10:10 The Environment and Health Dr Laura Burke EPA, Engineers Ireland
10:10-10:35 The power of Data Prof Derek O Keeffe NUIG, National Diabetes Lead, HSE
10:35-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-11:30 Data Protection Lessons Helen Dixon ComREG
11:30-11:35 Health Data Governance Eric Sutherland OECD
11:35-11:47 EHDS – what we can learn from SWIFT Dermot Doyle CEO, Dynaaccurate. Luxembourg
11:47-12:00 Data Protection Vanessa Fitzsimons DPO, Blood Transfusion Service
12:00-13:00 Citizen and Patient Panel – Staying and Shifting Left – the Patient CMF Jess Kelly NewsTalk
Richard Wyatt-Haines HCI
Doreen Enright Patient Innovator
Lorna Kerin PPI lead, University of Limerick
Stephen McMahon CEO at IPA
Gary Boyle Patient Advocate
Derek Mitchell IPPOSSI CEO
13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch
Artificial Intelligence in Health
14:00-14:20 AI Explainability and Transparency Prof Ray O’Sullivan CEO/ Founder of VOX-AI
14:20-14:40 Privacy and AI Nollag Conneely PrivacyEngine
14:40-15:00 AI for ECG Andy Webber HeartSciences
15:00-15:15 AI in Retina Scanning Dr Kate Coleman Mater Hospital
15:15-15:30 AI in Cervical Screening Neill Dunwoody COO at Spryt
15:30-16:00 Networking Break
16:00-16:20 AI in Health Niall McDonagh Google Health
16:20-16:40 AI for VO2 Max- Ventriject- a 10X example Prof Peter Soogard Aarborg University
16:40-17:00 AI in Radiology Ronan Killeen St Vincents, X-Wave
17:00-17:15 Closing and Summary Prof Martin Curley Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University

Deep Dive Workshops (June 27th)

 

Time Topic of Discussion Speaker Organisation
Expert Workshops
11:00-12:00 Digital Culture Zen Tharani CEO at Xenex Consulting
12:00-13:00 Pathfinding Protocol Keith Finglas CSO at Waypoint
Toby Farren CEO at Waypoint
OI2 Living Labs as rapid radical transformation method
14:00-14:20 Introduction

Dr Monika Suryavanshi

/Bror Salemin

Director, Concus International

/IVI Research Fellow

14:20-14:50 PAH @the Mater Dr Ciara McCormack Maynooth University
Richard Wyatt Haines HCI
14:50-15:10 myPatientSpace Una Kearns CEO, myPatientSpace
15:10-15:30 Cardiology at NGH Celine Coffey Cardiology Dept Head, Naas Gen Hospital
15:30-16:00 Networking Break
Novel Innovations
16:00-16:30 Social Prescribing in Northern Ireland

Claire Ramsey,

Sabrina Lynn

HSCNI
16:30-17:00 Bed App in Northwest Aislinn Gannon 4OC

Agenda subject to change.

Sponsors

Featured Speakers

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

Professor Martin Curley

President, Maynooth University

Professor Eeva Leinonen

Chief Clinical Officer at Health Service Executive

Dr Colm Henry

Clinical Director of Radiology at Blackrock Health

Dr John Sheehan

Commissioner for Communications Regulation, ComReg

Helen Dixon

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

Professor Peter Søgaard

Managing Director at Stacks Pharmacy Group

Ade Stack

IHCA President & Consultant Histopathologist, University Hospital Waterford

Professor Rob Landers

Director General at Environmental Protection Agency

Laura Burke

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

Eric Sutherland

Executive Director consus.international, Germany

Dr Monika Suryavanshi

Chief Executive Officer of Care-Connect

Dr Donal Bailey

CEO PanaceaFlo Ltd.; Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Karen Kelly

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

Professor Martin Curley

Martin Curley is Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University. Most recently, Martin was Director of the Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at the Health Service Executive (HSE), helping enable the digital transformation of Ireland’s health service and also served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the HSE. Prior to joining the HSE Martin was Senior Vice President and group head for Global Digital Practice at Mastercard. Previously Martin was vice president at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs which he helped grow across the European region. He also served as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe leading Intel’s research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem. Prior to this Curley was Global Director of IT Innovation and Director of IT Strategy and Technology at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career, he held a number of senior positions for Intel in the United States and Europe. He also worked in research and management positions at GE in Ireland and Philips in the Netherlands.

Martin has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in business studies, both from University College Dublin, Ireland. He received his Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Curley is the author of eight books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society and, the Irish Computer Society. Martin is co-founder of the Innovation Value Institute at Maynooth University, a unique industry-academia collaboration driving research and development of advanced IT and Digital maturity frameworks. He was previously a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research and a visiting research fellow at the CERN Open Lab in Geneva. He was the inaugural winner of the Engineers Ireland Innovation engineer of the year in 2006 and was jointly awarded European Chief Technology Officer of the year for 2015-2016.

President, Maynooth University

Professor Eeva Leinonen

Professor Eeva Leinonen joined Maynooth University as President in October 2021, after five years of service as Vice Chancellor and President at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.

Professor Leinonen was born and raised in Finland, where she completed her schooling. She and her two brothers were the first in their family to attend university. Her own experience has cemented her belief in the role of education as a social equaliser, with the power to transform for the better the lives of individuals, families and whole communities.

As part of her education in Finland Professor Leinonen spent a year as an exchange student in Michigan, USA, prior to entering university in England, where she studied linguistics and psychology. She obtained a BSc (Hons) in Linguistics and Psychology (First Class) from Aston University, UK; MPhil in Text Linguistics from Exeter University, UK: PhD in Clinical Linguistics from De Montfort University, UK; Docent (Higher Doctorate) from her hometown university, University of Oulu, Finland; and DSc (Honoris Causa) from Aston University, UK.

Professor Leinonen’s academic research focuses on pragmatic language processing deficits in children and young adults with autistic spectrum disorders. She collaborates with colleagues in Finland and Italy, including recent work on cross-cultural comparison of pragmatic development in typically developing children in these two cultural contexts. She also speaks and writes about higher education topics, including institutional leadership, curriculum and technology enhanced learning.

Professor Leinonen has extensive experience in higher education in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and internationally. Prior to joining Maynooth University, she spent over eight years in Australia, where she first held the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) at the University of Wollongong and then Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University.

Chief Clinical Officer at Health Service Executive

Dr Colm Henry

Dr. Colm Henry was appointed as the first Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) to the HSE in April 2018. He was
previously the National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead for Acute Hospitals from 2014 – 2018, and
National Lead for the Clinical Director Programme from 2012 to 2014. Prior to these national roles, he
was Clinical Director of the Mercy University Hospital Cork from 2009 to 2012 where he worked as
Consultant Geriatrician since his appointment in 2002

Clinical Director of Radiology at Blackrock Health

Dr John Sheehan

John is deeply engaged in healthcare technology, with a focus on emerging innovations like cloud computing, AI, Augmented Reality, Robotics and Quantum Computing. His work revolves around bridging the clinical, digital, and industrial realms to advance technology policy.

John’s journey in Radiology commenced in 2005 when he embarked on fellowships in MRI (Body, Neuro & MSK) and Cardiovascular Imaging at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. His dedication led him to become the Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging at NorthShore University Health System by 2009.

Currently, John serves as a Consultant Radiologist at Blackrock Health (Hermitage & Blackrock Clinics) and Mobile Medical Diagnostics, specialising in Diagnostic to Interventional Radiology. His expertise shines in Cardiovascular, Hepatobiliary, Prostate, MSK, and Colonography, where he continues to set new standards.

John also holds the role of Clinical Director at Hermitage Clinic and Mobile Medical Diagnostics, while providing valuable advice to xWave Technologies. In this capacity, he brings his clinical insights to inform administrative decision-making.

As the Vice Chair of Ireland’s Digital Health Association, John plays a role in shaping Ireland’s Digital Health Strategy.

Known for his calm diligence and solution-focused approach, John balances his professional life with diverse hobbies like music, gardening, and photography.

Join John on his journey to drive healthcare technology and innovation for a brighter future.

Commissioner for Communications Regulation, ComReg

Helen Dixon

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

Professor Peter Søgaard

Managing Director at Stacks Pharmacy Group

Ade Stack

Ade Stack is a pharmacist who has spent 30 years trying to prevent medications errors while improving the quality of medication management. With digicare the now in use in 200 sites in Ireland -they can prevent 95% of medication errors and keep medication paperless

IHCA President & Consultant Histopathologist, University Hospital Waterford

Professor Rob Landers

Rob has been a Consultant Histopathologist at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) since 1999. A native of Listowel, Co Kerry, he is a graduate of University College Cork and completed his specialist training in Cork University Hospital, the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. He has special interests and expertise in the areas of breast diseases and dermatopathology.

Since his appointment to UHW, Rob has played a significant role in major policy development in the South East’s acute hospital services and has acted as Chairman of the hospital’s Medical Board, is a former Clinical Director at UHW and more recently a former Chief Clinical Director in the South/South West Hospital Group. He was appointed IHCA Vice President in September 2020 and became President of the Association in September 2022.

Director General at Environmental Protection Agency

Laura Burke

Laura Burke is the Director General of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), appointed in 2011 and served as a Director within the EPA since 2004. As Director General she has the responsibility to lead and strategically manage the EPA. Laura was the Chair of the European Environment Agency (EEA) Management Board from 2017 to 2023.  Laura is a member of the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) and a member of the High Level Implementation Committee of ‘Food Vision 2030’, the Irish Agri-Food Sector Strategy.  Prior to joining the EPA, she worked in the private sector. Laura is a graduate chemical engineer of University College Dublin (UCD), holds an MSc from Trinity College, Dublin, is a Fellow and is President of Engineers Ireland and is a Chartered Director. In 2016 Laura was awarded the UCD Engineering Graduates Association (EGA) Distinguished Graduate Award.

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

Eric Sutherland

Executive Director consus.international, Germany

Dr Monika Suryavanshi

With over two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr Monika developed a deep understanding of health and care systems, bringing both clinical and managerial expertise from different markets and cultures. As an expert on a wide range of strategic, operational and compliance projects, ranging from developing new business and care models to improving processes and workflows in hospitals, she worked with various stakeholders in different countries such as USA, Spain, Kazakhstan, Georgia, China, and Kenya.
Amongst others, Dr Monika worked as Executive Director of Helios Healthcare Architects, a consulting business unit of Fresenius Helios, one of the largest healthcare groups in Europe. Before joining Helios group, Dr. Monika has worked in clinical and management capacities as an emergency physician and hospital manager for 15 years in India. She headed her own hospital and a clinic in Pune, a first-tier city in India.
She was also a faculty member and trainer in Emergency Medicine and American Heart Association courses at Symbiosis International University, Pune, India.
Dr Monika’s academic background includes Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, USA and International University, Germany.

Chief Executive Officer of Care-Connect

Dr Donal Bailey

Dr Donal Bailey has been a medical practitioner since 2009 and working in Centric Health since 2016, most recently as Director of Clinical Innovation. He is now the CEO of Care-Connect, our new care management business between Centric Health and Irish Life Health. He is a medical graduate of Trinity College Dublin, MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine 2011 from Queen Mary University London, MICGP since 2016, and Executive MBA 2017 from University College Dublin

CEO PanaceaFlo Ltd.; Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Karen Kelly

Prior to nursing Karen had a career in International corporate finance, internet banking during the dotcom era followed by a few years where she stepped into the entrepreneurial world.
Karen has been fortunate to work with a lot of innovative people throughout hdf career, both before and during my nursing career, who are not afraid to bend the curve and go against the norm. She has met and worked alongside some fantastic leaders and mentors, which has made her very open minded, empathetic, innovative and someone who thinks of ‘the big picture’ as well as the small challenges.
Karen’s nursing career, spanning across 16 years, mainly focused on cardiology, started in paediatric intensive care, moved into acute adult’s coronary care, then to clinical nurse specialist in heart failure and brought her to Advanced Nurse Practitioner in a regional hospital.
During COVID she brought together a collaborative chronic illness team of ANPs and cardiac diagnostics that worked to improve patient outcomes, reduce patients visit to OPD and readmissions to hospital. She introduced a remote monitoring program for acute heart failure in Ireland and used POCUS to access volume status in HF patients both resulted in reduced readmission and increased patient empowerment.
Karen is passionate about empowering people with the knowledge, tools and support they need to manage their health and wellness at home and in the community and to provide timely access to all relevant services and diagnostics if, and when, required.
Advocate of shifting the conversation from patient to person, illness to wellness, hospital to home, physician to person led health journey and from disease management to early diagnoses and prevention.li

Speakers

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

Russell P. Branzell

Author, One Health

Professor Piero Formica

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 Ciara Heavin

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

Professor Paolo Benanti

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

Prof Rachel Dunscombe

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

Professor Ray O’Sullivan

CEO of CWHT and ex Lord Mayor of Dublin

Alison Gilliland

CEO and Founder of Xenex Consulting Inc.

Zen Tharani

Patient Innovator

Doreen Enright

CEO at Better and co-chair of openEHR International

Tomaz Gornik

Data Protection Officer of Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Vanessa Fitzsimons

Founder/CEO of Waypoint

Toby Farren

Client Director for Ireland, 4OC

Aislinn Gannon

Director of Business Development EMEA, HeartSciences Inc.

Andy Webber

Director of HCI

Richard Wyatt-Haines

Vice President, EMEA, Orion Health

Mark Hindle

Country General Manager at Oracle Health

David Clancy

Manager Participatory Health Research UL & Director Love Knowledge Consultancy

Lorna Kerin

CEO, Irish College of General Practitioners

Fintan Foy

CEO & Founder at Cushla

Richard Egan

EHR Programme Lead at the Mater Hospital Dublin

Miriam Roche

Head of Community Wellbeing for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Hugh Nelson

Co-Director, ALL institute, Maynooth University; Professor of Psychology and Social Inclusion, Maynooth University

Prof. Mac MacLachlan

Head of Consultancy for Governance, Risk & Compliance, PrivacyEngine

Nollag Conneely

CEO of HealthTech Ireland

Susan Treacy

Health IT Consultant, OpenPlanIt

Halfdan H. K. Kolasa MD., DTM&H, (MDMA)

Chief Success Officer at Waypoint

Keith Finglas

Assistant Professor, Sports Science and Health, Maynooth University

Dr.Ciara McCormack

Director, NHS Wilmslow Health Centre

Dr Amar Ahmed

CEO, Dynaccurate

Dermot Doyle

Senior Research Fellow, IVI; ex European Commission Senior Innovation Adviser

Bror Salmelin

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

Russell P. Branzell

Russell P. Branzell is the CEO and President of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and its affiliate associations, the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS), the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT) and the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications (AEHIA). In addition to his position at CHIME, he serves on the faculty at CHIME University and Columbia University, where he teaches executive classes in health information technology. He also is a member of the Baldrige Foundation Board and a former member of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a position that was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce.

Mr. Branzell joined CHIME as President and CEO in April 2013 after being an active member for 15 years. He served on the CHIME Board of Trustees from 2004-2008, as chair of the CHIME Education Committee from 2004-2008 and as chair of the CHIME Education Foundation.

Prior to taking his position at CHIME, he was the CEO at the Colorado Health Medical Group; Vice President of Information Services and CIO for Poudre Valley Health System; President/CEO of Innovation Enterprises (PVHS’ for-profit IS entity); and Regional Deputy CIO and Executive Director of Information Services for Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, MO. He served on active duty in the United States Air Force and retired from the Air Force Reserves in 2008. While on active duty, he held numerous healthcare administration positions, including CIO for the Air Mobility Command Surgeon General’s Office.

Author, One Health

Professor Piero Formica

Professor Formica has published extensively on knowledge economics, entrepreneurship and innovation. Ideators: Their Words and Voices (2022),

One Health: Transformative Enterprises, Wellbeing and Education in the Knowledge Economy (2023)Sciencepreneurship: Science, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Economic Growth (2023)published by Emerald Publishing Group, and Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence: Exhibition at the Mind Gallery (2024, Edizioni Pendragon) are his most recent books.

For his contribution to modern innovation policy, he received the 2017 Innovation Luminary Award from the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group under the aegis of the European Union and the 2023 Magister Peloritanus Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti of the University of Messina, Italy.

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 Ciara Heavin

Ciara Heavin is a Professor in Business Information Systems at Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland. Her research focuses on opportunities for using information systems (IS) in the global healthcare ecosystem and in digital transformation. As Co-Director of the Health Information Systems Research Centre (HIRSC), Ciara has directed funded research in the investigation, development, and implementation of innovative technology solutions in the health/healthcare domain. She has published articles in several top international IS journals and conference proceedings. She has co-authored three books with Daniel J. Power: Decision Support, Analytics, and Business Intelligence, Data-Based Decision Making and Digital Transformation and On Becoming Agile. She earned a PhD from University College Cork.

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

Professor Paolo Benanti

Born in Rome in 1973, Paolo Benanti is a Franciscan of the Third Order Regular – TOR – and deals with ethics, bioethics and ethics of technologies. In particular, his studies focus on innovation management: the internet and the impact of the Digital Age, biotechnologies for human enhancement and biosecurity, neuroscience and neurotechnology.

As he himself writes, “I try to focus on the ethical and anthropological significance of technology for Homo sapiens: we are a species that has been inhabiting the world for 70,000 years, transforming it, the human condition is a techno-human condition…”

He obtained a licentiate from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 2008 and a doctorate in moral theology in 2012. The doctoral dissertation entitled “The Cyborg. Body and corporeality in the age of the posthuman” won the Belarmino – Vedovato.

Since 2008 he has been a lecturer at the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Theological Institute of Assisi and the Pontifical Leonian College in Anagni. In addition to institutional courses in sexual morality and bioethics, he deals with neuroethics, ethics of technologies, artificial intelligence and posthuman. He was part of the Artificial Intelligence Task Force to assist the Agency for Digital Italy. He is a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life with a particular mandate for the world of artificial intelligence. At the end of 2018 he was selected by the Ministry of Economic Development as a member of the group of thirty experts who at national level have the task of developing the national strategy on artificial intelligence and the national strategy on technologies based on shared ledgers and blockchain.

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

Prof Rachel Dunscombe

Rachel Dunscombe is the CEO of the NHS Digital Academy leading learning in Digital Health for England and Scotland. She is also a visiting Professor at Imperial College Medical School as well as Director of Digital for Salford Royal/NCA NHS Group. Dunscombe serves on the international advisory board of KLAS and is founding CHIME ambassador in the UK and chair of the HIMSS UK advisory board. She ranked #8 on CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 list in 2018 as well as Talent Unleashed’s most disruptive CIO in Europe 2016.

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

Professor Ray O’Sullivan

Ray is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with an interest in simulation and innovation in healthcare, especially women’s health. He is now the

Ray used to be the Director of Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Consultant Gynaecologist in

CEO of CWHT and ex Lord Mayor of Dublin

Alison Gilliland

 

  • Alternate member to the European Committee of the Regions and sitting on the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX),
  • Chairperson DCC High Level Street Issues Group,
  • Member of DCC Dublin City Business Forum and Dublin Chamber of Commerce,
  • Member of DCC Corporate Policy Group, DCC Finance SPC, DCC Planning SPC and DCC Women’s Committee, DCC North Central Area Committee, DCC North Central Area Joint Policing Committee
CEO and Founder of Xenex Consulting Inc.

Zen Tharani

Zen Tharani is a distinguished leader in the digital health landscape, with over 25 years of extensive experience in management consulting, healthcare innovation, and informatics. As the CEO and Founder of Xenex Consulting Inc. (www.xenexconsulting.com), based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Zen has been at the forefront of advancing digital health solutions through strategic consultancy, leveraging his deep expertise in Health Information Science and Health Informatics.

His academic endeavors, marked by his roles as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria and an Executive Fellow at Woxsen University in India, have solidified Zen’s reputation as a leading authority in healthcare education and digital transformation. His strategic insights and dedication have also been pivotal in his roles as a board member of Digital Health Canada and the Executive Director of Digital Health Strategic Initiatives for the British Columbia Ministry of Health, significantly influencing the digital health framework within Canada.

Zen’s certification as an Executive Coach from IVEY Business School (Canada) further exemplifies his commitment to leadership excellence, mentoring the next cadre of healthcare leaders and professionals. His accolade as a Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award recipient underscores his impactful contributions to enriching Canada’s multicultural landscape and the healthcare sector at large.

Zen’s deep-rooted commitment to societal advancement is evident through his extensive volunteer work and mentorship programs, aimed at empowering emerging professionals across Canada. His active participation in initiatives that resonate with the UNDP’s mission to eradicate poverty reflects his broader vision for a sustainable and inclusive global community.

As a visionary and an influencer in digital health, Zen Tharani continues to drive forward-thinking solutions and collaborative efforts to address the pressing challenges in global healthcare, making him an invaluable contributor to the second International Digital Health Summer School at Maynooth University.

Patient Innovator

Doreen Enright

CEO at Better and co-chair of openEHR International

Tomaz Gornik

As a company founder, CEO, and experienced manager of teams building world-class software products for more than 30 years, Tomaž has a proven track record of delivering innovative turn-key solutions. He is always challenging teams to build better software using state-of-the-art technology, architectures, and processes, and has a good understanding of software platforms, architecture, deployment, and business models.

 

Data Protection Officer of Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Vanessa Fitzsimons

Privacy Operations, Risk Management and Compliance Leader who can deliver technical and pragmatic guidance that promotes well-informed privacy risk management decisions. Expert at resolving ambiguity, distilling information and adjusting the message to target the right audience at all levels.

Experienced in developing and implementing privacy and compliance programs. Brings value through pragmatic, optimized risk guidance to drive business growth in a sustainable way. Bridges the gap between technical, legal, and business teams. Sought out and trusted to deliver results. Servant leader, self-starter, disciplined, lifelong learner with a passion for people and getting results.

Founder/CEO of Waypoint

Toby Farren

Toby is long time researcher of Complex Adaptive Systems, with a focus on viewing businesses as continuously evolving organisms, through an eco-systemic lens. Toby believes that empathy, understanding and viewing all ‘stakeholders’ as ‘shareholders’ are the key to unlocking ecosystem-level value. His work has led him to the creation of the Pathfinder Protocol – a practical standard and technical infrastructure for large-scale, systemic collaboration. At Waypoint, h company strategy, marketing, product management

Client Director for Ireland, 4OC

Aislinn Gannon

Director of Business Development EMEA, HeartSciences Inc.

Andy Webber

Andy has 30 years’ experience in the medical technology development, marketing and distribution environments. Working primarily with cardiac function and cardiovascular screening products, he has spent the past two decades launching new disruptive technologies around the world.

Having built a career focused on how the integration of novel technologies can improve patient outcomes, he was instrumental in the widespread introduction of a new clinical pathway to health providers including both the NHS and Canadian Health Care Systems. Creating a multi-faceted program has enabled change to the care of thousands of surgical patients and made them an invested component in their own recovery. Now a globally accepted and used pathway, it has proven to lower rates of post operative complications, reduce in hospital length of stay and overall health administration costs.

Currently, Andy is part of the small team at HeartSciences Inc who are leading the AI revolution by applying it to the most used cardiac testing device, the 12 lead ECG. With unique product offerings, they have proven to be at the forefront of change and expect to close the diagnostic gap by enabling better screening of patients, allowing quicker access to care, and assisting health structures overcome waitlist and cost burdens.

Director of HCI

Richard Wyatt-Haines

Richard Wyatt-Haines is the founder of Health and Care Innovations. HCI is a groundbreaking digital health company that enables health systems to adopt new and sustainable ways of delivering health and care for patients, and all their treatments and their conditions as close to home as possible and doing that across the whole health system.

Vice President, EMEA, Orion Health

Mark Hindle

Mark has spent the last 20 years exclusively in healthcare technology and is able to combine experience and industry expertise with a willingness to learn, to lead change and to deliver solutions that can make the difference between projects and organisations that succeed and those that don’t. Mark has a real-world practical playbook of actionable insights that he believes can use to help to deliver what the next generation of health and care consumption and delivery can look like, infused with digital technology and powered by analytics. He has maintained a passion for excellence, for honesty and for innovation, working through and with others to build high performing teams, to act with courage and integrity and to make commitments he can deliver, and to then deliver them.

Mark has significant industry expertise across the UK and internationally. Whilst with Ascribe, he observed healthcare models and business processes in several countries, including Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand – working to deliver projects, develop relations with new and existing customers in addition to exploring new markets and developing expertise whilst working to build digital, progressive solutions that are now considered mainstream health tech. With CSC he gained experience as a system integrator, leading large national projects such as the EPR project for the Republic of Ireland with multiple vendors and partners. As an outspoken owner of a start-up at Aura, he designed and delivered a patient flow solution and had his first foray into thought leadership on capacity and demand within healthcare. And at Allocate, he applied passions for customer service and data to the world of workforce management, leading the first ever deployment of a combined worker self-service and app based rostering solution, rising to increasing competition and disruption to innovate from the front of the market whilst setting national standards with NHSE/I for best practice.

More recently at Evergreen, a scale up PHR proposition, he led the team to deliver a cloud-first, secure, scalable PHR platform as the foundation on which to build a standards-based personal health data repository.

Country General Manager at Oracle Health

David Clancy

Manager Participatory Health Research UL & Director Love Knowledge Consultancy

Lorna Kerin

Lorna Kerin (BA., H.Dip., MCAT., Dip Leadership) is a leader in the field of Participatory Health Research and Public Patient Involvement (PPI). On behalf of the School of Medicine in the University of Limerick (UL), Lorna currently manages the first Participatory Health Research Unit in Ireland, the UL PPI Ignite programme to build institutional capacity for medical and healthcare researchers to conduct meaningful PPI, and the UL Refugee and Migrant health Partnership with the Department of Health to ensure policy is informed by those most directly impacted by it.

Lorna previously established and managed the development of PPI Ignite in RCSI University, while also leading on Public Patient Involvement in FutureNeuro SFI Center for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases where she developed the first national Neurological PPI Panel and facilitated the Deliberative Dialogue on Genomics to inform the implementation of national HSE policy.

Lorna has a keen interest in innovative service co-design and implementation to benefit population health. Using creative and participatory methodologies to engage stakeholders, communities and service leaders, Lorna led the co-design of the first county plan for area-based interventions for children and young people in the county of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, on behalf of Tusla Child and Family Agency and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (2017-2021).

Lorna founded Love Knowledge Consultancy in 2014 to pioneer multi-stakeholder research collaborations involving patient charities, community partners and statutory services to improve health outcomes and services. Her PPI research with 22q11 Ireland has resulted in IRC research awards, the development of paediatric and transition services and the HSE 2023 clinical team award for Service Excellence. She is currently working with HSE Patient, Service User and Community service to ensure robust consultation informed the development of patient engagement structures in the Midwest

CEO, Irish College of General Practitioners

Fintan Foy

Over a 35-year Fintan’s career has been spent in medical education and training in both Ireland and overseas. He worked from 1993 – 2011 in RCSI in a number of senior posts including Project Lead for a overseas projects in the Gulf and Malaysia.
From 2011 to 2017, he was CEO of the College of Anaesthetists in Ireland. This was a young organsiation and within which he put in place a strong governance structure, a clear identity and established a strong overseas base.
For the last 8 years he has been CEO of the Irish College of General Practitioners with the College seeing growth across all its key areas in Ireland and overseas.
Fintan has completed an MBA from Smurfit Business School in addition to a primary degree and postgraduate qualifications in HR, Accountancy, Teaching, etc.
Fintan has served on the Board of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland for 8 years and is also Company Secretary of Polio Survivors Ireland. In June 2023, he was appointed to the Board of the Dublin Dental University Hospital.
Fintan’s areas of professional interest are in Business Growth Strategies, Corporate governance and developing and empowering senior members of staff.

CEO & Founder at Cushla

Richard Egan

EHR Programme Lead at the Mater Hospital Dublin

Miriam Roche

Miriam is responsible for leading on the procurement and implementation of the EHR Programme at the Mater Hospital. She is an experienced healthcare leader with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex projects, including St. James’s Hospital EPR and e-Prescribing implementation where she held roles such as Engagement & Delivery Lead and Interim CIO.

Miriam’s expertise lies in transformation project delivery, problem solving and managing diverse teams. Her strong clinical knowledge means that she understands the value proposition of digital projects for both patients and healthcare practitioners.

She is passionate about improving patient care through access to information and digital insights. Miriam holds an MSc. in Digital Health Transformation, a Professional Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership and a Diploma in Leadership in Quality and Safety

 

Head of Community Wellbeing for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Hugh Nelson

Hugh Nelson is Head of Community Wellbeing for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust where he is lead for Community Planning and other collaborative partnerships. Hugh is responsible for community development, prevention and early intervention services across 20 plus thematic areas including mental health, loneliness, rurality and healthy lifestyles. Hugh is committed to collaborative working on the wider determinants of health and to working with others to enhance health literacy and health equity. Hugh enjoys creative initiatives for population health which builds self-efficacy, including a place based approach to mental wellbeing, a social prescribing service provided jointly by Trust and Age NI and building supportive networks led by community and voluntary sector colleagues.

Co-Director, ALL institute, Maynooth University; Professor of Psychology and Social Inclusion, Maynooth University

Prof. Mac MacLachlan

Mac MacLachlan is Professor of Psychology and Social Inclusion, and Co-director of the ALL (Assisting Living & Learning) Institute at Maynooth University, Ireland. He currently works with the Irish Health Service (HSE)  as a consultant and was the inaugural Clinical Lead for the National Clinical Programme for People with Disabilities.  Previous appointments include holding a Personal Chair in Global Health at Trinity College Dublin, and being Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Malawi.  Mac has also held visiting professorships at the universities of Stellenbosch, Olomouc and Harvard, and has worked as clinical psychologist, academic, organisational consultant and policy adviser in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America; with government, civil society, industry and United Nations agencies.
Mac was the Research & Innovation Lead for WHO’s Global Collaboration on Assistive Technology (GATE) programme from 2015-2022, and the Knowledge Management Lead for the United Nations’ Partnership for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) from 2014-2019. He is a Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland, the British Psychological Society, and the Rehabilitation & Engineering Society of North America; and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including the American Psychological Association’s International Humanitarian Award (2014), the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal for Social Science (2017) and the British Psychological Society’s Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity (2018).

Head of Consultancy for Governance, Risk & Compliance, PrivacyEngine

Nollag Conneely

Nollag Conneely is a highly experienced Data Protection Officer with an MSc in Cybersecurity Management, an MSc in Human Resource Management, and an MA in Leadership, Management and Defence. A Privacy and Cybersecurity SME. He is a co-author of the NATO Hybrid and Cybersecurity Threats Curriculum. Nollag is Course Co-ordinator and lecturer for the Information Governance course at European Security and Defence College, Brussels. He is also a member of the CEDPO DPO Working Group. He is a speaker and contributor for the Irish Computer Society and ADPO

CEO of HealthTech Ireland

Susan Treacy

Health IT Consultant, OpenPlanIt

Halfdan H. K. Kolasa MD., DTM&H, (MDMA)

Medical doctor with a background in IT, engineering and biotech with clinical experience in Emergency Medicine,
Intensive Care Medicine, Anaesthesia, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and General Medicine.
Employed by Open Plan IT as a consultant on their clinical systems since the beginning of the Ukrainian refugee
crisis.
Academic profile includes recent Masters programme in Disaster Management (University of Copenhagen),
Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), co-authoring text
book on refugee health, training on humanitarianism in conflict zones and work on several related publications.
IT experience from Danish government projects analysing population level data and trends as well as design and
early trial deployment of low-cost digital health records in occupied Gaza.
Humanitarian experience includes humanitarian country level management in oPt, consulting for the WHO in MENA
and volunteer experience working with undocumented migrants. Experience heavily orientated towards
management and organisational development as well as rights-based project development of holistic approaches
to patient care and protection.

Chief Success Officer at Waypoint

Keith Finglas

Keith is an experienced programme manager and team leader, used to managing and delivering across strategic initiatives, routine operational objectives, and crisis situations. Keith helps teams and organizations perform better through a combination of Design Thinking & other solution-quality based techniques. Keith has worked with teams in large organizations from across Europe, USA, SA, the Middle East, and the Far East. At Waypoint, his role is to understand users, customers, and partners, and help them get the most value out of their collaboration efforts.

Assistant Professor, Sports Science and Health, Maynooth University

Dr.Ciara McCormack

Director, NHS Wilmslow Health Centre

Dr Amar Ahmed

CEO, Dynaccurate

Dermot Doyle

Dermot Doyle is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dynaccurate, a Luxembourg-based AI and technology company that focusses on the harmonisation and federation of medical data via a combination of AI and Data Science tools. Built as a next generation Electronic Patient Record with adjacent Oncology and Medications management modules, the company provides SAAS technology that will federate, harmonise and anonymise patient data across any location, match patients to clinical trials, while still providing clinicians with necessary day-to-day clinical applications. The company is dedicated to providing clean, structured health data at source for use by clinicians, researchers and patients without any vendor lock-in.

Senior Research Fellow, IVI; ex European Commission Senior Innovation Adviser

Bror Salmelin

Currently Bror Salmelin continues his work on modern innovation approaches as independent thought leader, but also as member of the board for Industry Commons Foundation, an actor and think-tank for value creation in industry and society by open innovation approaches.

He is former Advisor for Innovation Systems at the European Commission, Directorate General for Communications, Network, content, and Technology (DG CONNECT) where he was responsible for Open innovation and Modern innovation systems. He was actively contributing to innovation policies related to new instruments, entrepreneurship and SME. He was heading the units Integration in Manufacturing, Electronic Commerce and Collaborative Working Environments before becoming Advisor of the Directorate General of the European Commission.

He is also creator of the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG), an industry-led group advising on strategic priorities for open and service innovation which operated as think-tank for the digital transformations. He, together with Martin Curley created the concept of Open Innovation 2.0, and organised several top level conferences including Innovation Luminary Award ceremonies for the leading open innovation thinkers and doers.

He developed the concept of European Network of Living Labs in 2002, which is grown through EU presidencies to a 450+ sites innovation network for collaborative innovation.

Before joining the European Commission in 1998 he held the position of Deputy of the ICT Section in Technology Development Centre and served as the Finnish representative at ESPRIT/IST programme of the EU. He lived in Los Angeles and worked as vice consul establishing business and research contacts between Californian and Finnish IT and Media companies.

Bror Salmelin is a member of New Club of Paris, and Member of the Advisory Board for Innovation Value Institute, Ireland. He has an expertise in intangible economy and value creation, related to policies like innovation policy, productivity and creativity focused on new service innovation. His recent focus is in industry and societal commons, being a founding member of the Industry Commons Foundation.

Jobs transformation together with the societal transformation is one of his expertise areas, related to open innovation ecosystems in particular.

After retirement he remains active in speaking and writing on open innovation, creative, industrial and societal commons and the transformation of the society. He is member of the Board for Industry Commons Foundation and advisor for other activities, projects and entities.

His main interest areas include Industrial and Societal Commons, Open Innovation 2.0 and its derivatives, insights in modern innovation practises , innovation ecosystem creation and strategic development on organisational and methodological levels.

He is based in Kouvola, Finland and Laurabuc, France.

Further speakers will be announced shortly.

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Glenroyal Hotel : https://www.glenroyal.ie/

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Barberstown Castle : https://www.barberstowncastle.ie/

Please email reservations@barberstowncastle.ie and ask for MUI rates to book during the summer school.

 

Maynooth University Accommodation: https://www.maynoothcampus.com/

Promotion Code: DHC_02/24

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