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  • Dr Maurice O’Kane, Chief Executive of C-TRIC, said “We are delighted that a C-TRIC project has won one of the £25k Awards and that Future Healthcare has repeated the success we had last year with SmartAir Medical winning the biotech category with their novel method monitoring the delivery of inhaled medication.”
  • Dr Geoff Nesbitt, Director of Quality and Safety at the Western Trust, added “We are always keen to explore new and innovative ways of improving clinical practice for the benefit of our patients. Good communication is central to the provision of high quality care in the health care service.”
  • Dr David Brownlee, Innovation Advisor, HSC Innovations, said “The HSC clinical base in Northern Ireland is full of great ideas that address unmet clinical needs. These innovative healthcare solutions demonstrate clear clinical utility and have the potential to transform healthcare or lead to vital medical breakthroughs.”
  • This system aims to combine an incident recording and performance management system which in principle is a good idea. It has the potential to promote organisational learning because of the added ‘change management’ module. Another thought is that web based applications are good because the user doesn’t have the hassle of backing up databases or the cost of servers.

    John Turnbull Director of Quality and Information Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust (Ridgeway Partnership)

  • We feel that this is a very innovative project with a lot of potential'

    Donncha Ryan, Technical Project Manager,The Centre for Innovation in Surgical Technology

  • Yes, this does sound useful! It would need to support a process which is already routine behaviour'

    Professor Michael Thick, formerly director of transplantation at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle,NHS Connecting for Health's (NHS CFH) Chief Clinical Officer.

    We want to include anyone who thinks they have a legitimate role in the patient journey. Engaging with clinicians will help spread the message that NHS CFH's delivery of the National Programme for IT is all about improving patient care. "We will end up with a faster, safer clinical pathway, enabled by modern technologies,"

  • Thank you for getting in touch. I'm copying this exchange to my colleagues at the Royal College of Physicians as we have an interest in clinical standards for record content. We would certainly like to be kept in the loop . Good luck with your search!'

    Professor J G Williams Consultant Gastroenterologist / Professor of Health Services Research Director: Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of PhysiciansSchool of MedicineSwansea University

  • C-TRIC has assessed Future Healthcare NI’s concept of a clinical communication tool through our Bioentrepreneur programme.

    Through their successful application to this programme we have committed to assisting the company in the development and evaluation of their technology within a healthcare context ie the Western Health and Social Care Trust

    BARRY HENDERSON Business Development Manager C-TRIC

  • I think there is a lot of potential for the application of design research techniques to identify and address the needs of all the stakeholders in the health sector.

    The important bed management software is a good example to demonstrate how much better this can be done and reduce bottlenecks, improve information communication and assist decision making

    Darragh Murphy Design Management Consultant Murphy & Raulik Consultoria em Design Ltda Curitiba, Brazil