HMI DML Regional Meeting, 11th March 2019

Speaker Panel, St, James’s Hospital
Title: “Building the foundations for a Digital Strategy”
Location: MISA Centre, St. James’s Hospital

With the ongoing shift to technology based systems, the world of healthcare delivery is being transformed. Digital is here and the benefits to be gained in harnessing technology cannot be underestimated. In a series of very comprehensive and excellent presentations, the speaker panel from St. James’s Hospital shared some insights and learnings gained on their digital journey to date. From Electronic Healthcare Records to track and trace barcoding, there are immediate benefits in terms of cost, the efficient use of resources, all leading to better quality of care for patients.


Grainne Courtney, CCIO
“Overview (project Oak and key hospital initiatives enabled by standards)”
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Mary O’Brien, Assistant Director of Nursing & John Cotter, Director of Finance
“Scan for surgery and patient level costing”
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Andrew Smith, HSSU (Sterile Services) Manager
“Surgical Instrument track and trace from HSSU to the patient in theatre”
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Feargal McGroarty, National Haemophilia System Project Manager
“Safe treatment of Haemophilia patients using GS1 standards”
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Dr Una Geary, Director for Quality and Safety Improvement
“Improving patient safety by automatic tracking of precious samples from theatre to laboratory”
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