Dublin City University have launched a new centre which will combine health and social care research findings to deliver connected healthcare in order to improve patient outcomes.
The Centre for eIntegrated Care will be based at DCU’s School of Nursing and Human Sciences and will bring together academic and research expertise from a number of schools including Nursing & Human Sciences, Business and Computing.
Led by Dr Pamela Hussey from DCU’s School of Nursing and Human Sciences, the centre’s aim is to advance continuity of care to improve the health and well-being of citizens in Ireland.
“Our key goal is to improve health and social care for citizens by advancing access to integrated care records. Ultimately this will lead to more efficiency in terms of clinical decision making as well as providing a data platform to inform policy and organisational readiness for engagement in eHealth Ireland.
We are going to focus on multi-disciplinary research tackling prevention, diagnosis and interventions to benefit people. The centre will look at core health issues such as symptom management, medication management and ageing in place.”
The centre is currently engaged with a number of key stakeholders including the Health Service Executive, Health Research Board, Department of Health, Adapt Centre and Horizon 2020.
Today’s announcement expands further on pre-existing expertise and projects including the delivery of Business catalogue templates to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for the deployment of eHealth Ireland’s National Data Dictionary Programme; a single source of information for all healthcare data in Ireland.