CeIC and the World of Standards

What is a Standard?

The  International Organisation for Standardization 

consider that when you think about a standard you should:

'Think of them as a formula that describes the best way of doing something'

CeIC & Standards

What is the CeIC doing with standards?

CeIC Top 5 activities

HSBooster.eu   StandICT    NSAI    EliteS

CeiC Living Lab
CeIC Living Lab

Are you new to health Standards?     Yes

Do you have some some awareness of standards but don't know how they are used in ehealth? Yes

Check out the CeIC Living Lab by clicking on this link 

It provides a summary overview of  how the CeIC is  developing a living lab to help with teaching and educating of those individuals who are invested in the  delivery of digital health developing a living lab as a teaching tool for digital health education.

CeIC Standard Research
CeIC Standard Research

We not only research standards as a core topic of interest , but we also  investigate how standards can enhance the quality of the work that we are doing. Thus providing solid evidence to support our projects and consciously promoting standards in practice and research.   

Through Education & Public Engagement (EPE) activities such as our recent standards symposium ,  we are committed to disseminate our knowledge and research with public and private organisations, and other linked research groups and centres.

We stand by the vision to share our research outputs in an open data science world. This is achieved through mapping formal requirements, using standards guidance processes, and shaping and influencing specifications for optimal impact and delivery of  quality outputs.

Let’s meet some of the team that are working on Standards related projects

Dr Pamela Hussey

Dr Pamela Hussey is currently the chair of the National Standards Authority of Ireland Health Informatics Standards Consortium. She is also the Director of the Center for eIntegrated Care in DCU and a funded investigator with the Adapt Research Center. 

Dr Ray Walshe

Dr Ray Walsh is a founder, CEO, Lecturer, Researcher, & Executive Director and his research interests relate to a number of key areas in standards including:

  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • Data Governance & Standardisation,
  • Policy & Strategy Leadership.

Dr Subhashis Das

Dr. Subhashis Das is an ELITE-S Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow at ADAPT Centre @DCU and Centre for e-Integrated Care (CeIC). Dr. Das is a member of NSAI-HISC. Subhashis was a data scientist in the KnowDive Group at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI), Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy working on the InteropEHRate, an EU-Horizon 2020 project. He obtained his Ph.D. from the ICT-Doctoral School, University of Trento, Trento, Italy. Subhashis' research interests focus on ontology, information science, and health informatics.

Dr Silvana MacMahon

Dr Silvana MacMahon is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing in Dublin City University. Silvana's research interest are: Risk Management of Health Information Technology Systems: Medical Device Software Testing: and Standards Development and Adoption.

Standards Symposium May 2022
Standards Symposium May 2022

"Lets drop the jargon: A Symposium on Digitalisation in Healthcare, interoperability and standards" May 2022

The Centre for eIntegrated Care (CeIC) & Elite S presented a symposium on standards in healthcare at DCU.  The day started with an education & operational theme showcasing current research at the CeIC.  This was followed by presentations outlining the need to use standards in research and how we can benefit from expanding our use of standards in future research.  In the afternoon a panel of experts from the Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry (IPOSSI) the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), eHealth Ireland, University of Trento, National Health Intelligence Unit (NHIU), the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) & GS1 discussed the use of standards for the future development in Ireland.

DCU president Prof Daire Keogh opening the symposium and the importance of standards and healthcare.  Commenting on the collaboration of both Health Care & Computing.  Listen to the short clip from the opening statement from Daire 

Joint presentation from Dr Pamela Hussey & Dr Catriona Murphy talking about Models of Care and Interoperability & Standards in the CeIC

Dr Catriona Murphy explaining the NEX research.  The overarching aim of the NEX project is to develop a technological solution that will enable older adults to remain living independently at home for as long as possible and facilitate caregivers to care for their family members or clients/patients in a non-intrusive manner. 

Dr Subhashis Das explains his work on Health Data, St Michaels House project under the Elite S group

Dr Ray Walshe from Adapt DCU talking about AI Standards.  The file attached is the full presention on slides which is very detailed.  

Dr Ray Walshe from Adapt DCU Standards &  Data Space.  The file attached is the full presention on slides which is very detailed.  

The panel presented their thoughts on some questions that were put to them about standards.  We will see how standards supported the rapid roll out of covid for the HSE and how standards can support the patient voice.

Listen to Derick Mitchell from IPOSSI talking about the importance of the role of standards to assure the patient.

Kerry Ryder from the National Health Intelligence HSE opens up the conversation of standards, digital support and COVID

Standards Organisations


National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) Ireland’s official standards body. They operate under the National Standards Authority of Ireland Act (1996) and they are accountable to the Minister for Business, Employment and Retail. As Ireland’s Official standards body.


Health Information Quality Authority is an independent authority that exists to improve health and social care services for the people of Ireland.


The International Standards Organisation (ISO )is an international organisation which is an independent, non governmental international organisation with a membership of 167 national standards bodies.  



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