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Free GP care for Under 6's

The Government has approved plans to extend free GP care to all under-6s, despite opposition from doctors.

The Cabinet this morning approved the text of the Health (General Practitioners Service) Bill 2014, which gives effect to the proposal. The legislation is expected to be published shortly.

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:28

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Unlocking the potential of mobile health

The European Commission has launched a consultation on mHealth or mobile health, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.

Consumer and patients' organisations, health professionals and health organisations, public authorities, app developers, telecommunications service providers, mobile device manufacturers, individuals and all interested parties are invited to respond to the consultation, by 3 July 2014. Examples of the questions being asked are:

1. What safety and performance requirements should apply to lifestyle and wellbeing apps?

2. Which security safeguards could ensure health data is safe in an mHealth context?

3. What is the best way to promote mHealth entrepreneurship in Europe?

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:45

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Have your say now - Irish Registry and Biobank for Autism and Neurodevelopmental disorders

You can now have your say now in the national consultation process for an Irish Registry and Biobank for autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders by completing this online survey here before 30th April 2014.

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:47

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TechPro are taking part in Tech Week with two TechFire events

IT Architects Conference

 
TechFire are a programme of focused management briefings for IT professionals, from the publishers of TechPro (formerly ComputerScope).
TechFire briefings are run in an interview format, presented by TechPro editor Paul Hearns, Powerpoint presentations are limited; the emphasis is on Q&A, discussion and information sharing.
    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:37

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Cybercrime costs Irish Business up to €630m annually

Businesses in Ireland today are spending up to €630 million annually in preventing Cybercrime, a new report by advisory firm Grant Thornton suggests.

Data breaches and the penetrable nature of the modern technology-led business have been highlighted in recent years. The report's findings suggest there has been little, if any, change, with notifications of security breaches rising 36% as of 2012.

    Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

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