Dr Brendan O’Brien, consultant clinical informatics specialist with the Health and Social Care Board, has been nominated for a prestigious ehealth award.
Dr O’Brien is shortlisted in the ehi Consultant Clinical Informatics Specialist (CCIO) of the Year category.
The ehi Awards – the UK’s only dedicated flagship event within the healthcare IT calendar – recognises innovation and achievements in the healthcare technology sector.
Taking place on October 31 at the NEC Birmingham, the awards, judged by a panel of industry leaders, acknowledge the exceptional accomplishments and contributions of individuals and organisations from across the Healthcare IT industry.
Dr O’Brien, who took up post in 2013, said he was delighted to receive the nomination for such a significant award.
A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Dr O’Brien holds master’s degrees in Public Health, Computer Science and Applications, and Healthcare Informatics.
He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and a Founding Fellow of the UK Faculty of Clinical Informatics and represents HSCNI on Professional Record Standards Body and the UK Information Representation Services Strategy Board.
Congratulating Dr O’Brien on his nomination, Sean Donaghy, Director of eHealth and External Collaboration, said it was richly deserved.
“I am delighted to see the breadth of work undertaken by Brendan and his team acknowledged in this nomination. The development of high quality primary care analytics is essential for a sustainable health and social care service, we’ll be rooting for Brendan on 31 October,” he said.
Dr Carolyn Harper, Director of Public Health at the PHA, said:
“Brendan has been at the forefront of establishing the CCIO role in Northern Ireland and has helped grow the CCIO function from a standing start to a substantial resource that influences the strategic development of ehealth and informatics in the HSC. I am delighted that his work has been recognised through his nomination for the CCIO of the Year ehi award.”