Health Information Systems Research Centre

Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC)

Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC)

Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC)

The Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC) is a research centre, at University College Cork (UCC), that seeks to maximise the benefit of adopting Information Systems within community and hospital healthcare. The HISRC builds on and applies lessons learnt in the business, financial, government and public sectors to identify and implement ICT solutions that reduce costs and improve patient health care outcomes. Its philosophy is that ICT, people and processes are necessarily interconnected and that this understanding enhances the probability of success of application of any ICT in the healthcare sector

The HISRC, led by Dr Simon Woodworth and Dr Ciara Fitzgerald, works closely with other research groups within and outside UCC. These include but are not limited to the College of Medicine and Health, the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the ASSERT research group, the INFANT national research centre, and the Tyndall national research centre In addition the HISRC enjoys close working relationships with Cork University Hospital, Cork University Maternity Hospital and Nenagh General Hospital.

Team Members

Dr Simon Woodworth

Dr Ciara Fitzgerald

Dr Audrey Grace, Researcher

B.Sc, ACCA, HDipMM, M.Sc, PhD

Prof. Frédéric Adam, Principal Investigator

Dip ISC (Paris), M.BS, PhD (NUI + PARIS) HRD (PARIS)

Dr Ciara Heavin, Principal Investigator

B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

Dr Tom O'Kane, Researcher

B.Sc, PhD

Dr Fergal Carton, Researcher

B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

Dr Yvonne O’Connor, Post-Doctoral Researcher

B.Sc, PhD

Dr Timothy O’Sullivan, Senior Software Engineer

B.Sc, M.Sc, MBA, PhD

Mr. Fred Creedon, PhD Candidate

B.Sc., M.Sc.

Research Projects

Our research portfolio boasts a significant number of projects concerned with the investigation, development and implementation of innovative technology solutions in Healthcare systems. 

Our current projects include the following:

The Health Information Systems Research Centre

O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Co. Cork Ireland