eHealth and Disruptive Technologies (eHealth) is the HSE office responsible for the delivery of technology to support healthcare across Ireland. eHealth embraces all voice, video and data communications technologies and provides one central management point for all purchases of hardware, software, telecommunications, ICT developments and advisory services.
eHealth is also responsible for turning the eHealth Ireland Strategy into a reality ensuring that technology supports healthcare efficiently and effectively throughout the whole system. The core of the eHealth Ireland strategy is to bring improved population wellbeing, health service efficiencies and economic opportunity using technology-enabled solutions.
eHealth is essentially about the digitisation of health services and processes so that the data about the right patient is available in the right place and at the right time to ensure safe and efficient provision of care services.
eHealth offers a significant opportunity and is fundamental to providing new and integrated models of care. It's about helping healthcare professionals save time and save lives. It’s also enabling patients, and the people who use our services, to experience better care. Our vision is to create a patient-centred, digitally integrated healthcare system and as we move towards this we are starting to see more and more benefits.