The HSE eHealth Ireland held an Innovation Showcase exhibition at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin on 22nd and 23rd of November. The Showcase demonstrated to the public, how Ireland is progressing in creating a digital framework for the transformation of the Irish healthcare system. The exhibition presented highlights of Lighthouse Electronic Health Record Projects, leading digital and connected technologies, which are currently building a better health service. The Showcase provided an opportunity for healthcare professionals and the public to interact, see and feel how the technologies work and how they are improving their healthcare journey.
Tallaght Hospital were invited by eHealth Ireland to showcase LUCY, the Hospital’s Robot Doctor. Over the two days of the show case members of the Hospitals ICT department demonstrated to the public how LUCY is supporting acute patients within the Acute Surgical Assessment Unit to have immediate access to their senior clinicians while they are engaged in their ‘normal’ scheduled work.
LUCY was very positively received by members of the public and she also met Minister Simon Harris and key decision makers from the Department of Health and HSE. Minister Harris took LUCY for a ‘test drive’ and discussed the use of LUCY in Tallaght Hospital with members of the ICT team. It is our intention to roll out LUCY siblings in other areas of our Hospital in 2017…watch this space.