HRCI 2023 Position Paper – Embedding research in healthcare

In the 2023 HRCI Position Paper, we present the top priorities for HRCI and our members, to improve health research in Ireland. While there are many aspects of health research in need of attention and support, we believe it is particularly urgent to support the embedding of research within the health service.

To this end, we lay out three recommendations:

Recommendation 1    Progress the implementation of a national electronic health record  

Recommendation 2    Build on momentum to support genetics and genomics research  

Recommendation 3    Establish research support functions within the health service

We are asking politicians, policy makers and everyone with influence in the health research space to prioritise them, as they plan for the year ahead.

On the day of the launch, 25th Jan 2023, we will be presenting to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health, on the topic of electronic health records and their importance to health research.