Paula Kavanagh: RGN, BSc, MSc
I have recently joined the Chief Clinical Information Officer Management Team as part of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OoCIO) in the Republic of Ireland.
I also work part time as a Development Officer in the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, covering Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan.
I undertook my Masters in Health Informatics in the University of Sheffield and am currently undertaking my PhD in Dublin City University. The focus of my PhD is data and its effective use in the clinical environment through analytics.
My interest is data and how it can be used to improve and enhance care. I am particularly interested in clinical dashboards and bringing useful data to healthcare professionals to assist in decision making. My vision is accessibility for healthcare professionals to smooth, interfacing electronic systems when providing care, with efficient documentation of the patient journey and care received where information is accessible, reusable and sharable for patients and healthcare professionals.
I am Joint Chair of the Health Informatics Society of Ireland -Nursing and Midwifery (HISINM @hisinm1).