HRCI at the Oireachtas Committee on Health

We were delighted to receive an invitation to discuss electronic records in healthcare and related issues at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health on Wednesday, January 25th. This appearance happily coincided with the launch of the HRCI Position Paper 2023 and provided us with a wonderful opportunity to highlight the importance of the three recommendations contained within it.

The implementation of a national electronic health record (EHR) emerged as the top priority for our member charities in a December 2022 survey. Our members recognise, that as a long-term digital record of a patient’s medical history, across different health services, a national EHR would support safer and more timely patient care and facilitate the use of valuable data to improve services and to support research.

Oireachtas Health Committee on EHRs

You can view our presentation via the Oireachtas website starting at 2 hours, 15 minutes. 

The full opening statement by Dr Avril Kennan, HRCI’s CEO, is included as images below but, as that will be too small on some screens and is not in an accessible format, you can also read it by clicking here.


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Opening Statement page 2
Opening statement page 3