The Ibec Digital Health Working Group, with Roche Products Ireland are hosting a breakfast briefing on Irish Health Information Bill and how it relates to EU Regulatory change, 20 September, at 8.30-10.00, in person in Ibec Head Office, 84/86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.

The Irish Government’s Health Information Bill aims to help ensure timely and secure access to the health information that is needed to deliver improved care and treatment and for further use of health information in a range of important ways: health service management, policy and planning, and research and innovation. The provisions in the Bill have been designed in such a way as to, support integrated patient care, promote access to new treatments and technologies, as well as increase efficiency.

This is set against the backdrop of policy change in the European Union, notably the European Health Data Space (EHDS). The EHDS has the potential to unleash the full potential of health data in the EU to make healthcare systems more sustainable and resilient. In terms of business impact it is a health-specific ecosystem, but it is related to existing and upcoming horizontal and sectorial legislation such as the EU Medical Device and IVD Regulations, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the proposed data governance regulation, and the AI Act.


  • Dr Sarah Gibney, Head of Health Information Policy at Department of Health 
  • Mark Finlay, Head of Public Sector for Ireland, Amazon Web Services 

  • Ciara Finlay, Senior Executive, Irish Medtech Association 

  • Abdul Al Khateeb, Medical Director, Roche Ireland

  • Miranda Sharp, Team Lead the Value of Data, Open Data Institute (ODI)

  • Dr Derick Mitchell, CEO, The Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI)

  • Shane Lyster, Head of Public Sector, Ibec

Start Date September 20, 2023
Time 08.30 - 10.00
Duration 1.5hrs
Delegate Price Free
Type Networking lunches and dinners
Contact ciara.finlay@ibec.ie