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HEALTH INNOVATION WEEK THANK YOU! INNOVATION SHOWCASE TRINITY SCIENCE GALLERY, 22ND & 23RD NOVEMBER 2016 T he Innovation Showcase demonstrated to the public progress in the creation of the digital fabric that is transforming the Irish healthcare system. On November 22nd and 23rd eHealth Ireland took over the Science Gallery in Trinity for a special twoday exhibition to reveal highlights of the Lighthouse Projects and showcase the leading digital and connected technologies, which will revolutionise Irish healthcare by 2020: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=qBJUY-IVnpE Richard Corbridge CIO of HSE and CEO of eHealth Ireland said: “In the last 18 months eHealth Ireland has been implementing the Knowledge and Information plan which aims to close the gap between demand and funding by 2020. The programme sees Ireland learning from the success and errors of other jurisdictions with an expressed desire to ‘leap frog’ other countries and put information at the heart of its healthcare reform agenda cutting demand by improving health and supporting innovation initiatives. The Innovation Showcase is a tangible platform to let the public see and feel what some of these initiatives are. The projects provide an opportunity for Irish technology companies to further develop technology, creating world leading products to sell internationally, raising awareness of Ireland’s achievement to date in the development of a truly integrated healthcare system and ultimately creating more jobs in Ireland.” Fionnuala Healy, Trinity College Dublin’s Startup Development Manager, said: “The Science Gallery is part of Trinity’s programme for outreach and public engagement. Hosting the eHealthIreland/HSE Innovation Showcase in Trinity’s Science Gallery demonstrates the impact for Ireland that can be achieved by collaboration between research institutions, industry, and the public sector.” W e would like to thank all our partners who have assisted in the organising of this event. Without their support we would not have been able to put it on. In particular we would like to thank Microsoft, Deloitte and Samsung. We also want to thank the many speakers and exhibitors who gave up their time to attend the showcase and bring their unique insights into the technologies that are disrupting and innovating health care globally. Finally a massive thanks to the team at eHealth Ireland who worked passionately to put on this event.