National University of Ireland, Galway
Involvement in ITTS
The background to involvement with the ITTS project emanates from connected health being a key research theme of the Principal Investigator and host institution. In addition, the Western Research and Educational Network (WestREN), established in 2008 and founded by the discipline of General Practice NUI Galway, is a key collaborator in the project. Its mission is to “support primary care research and education in order to improve the quality of care delivered to patients in the community.” Led by the discipline of General Practice NUI Galway, over 150 general practitioners and their practices covering a population of over 500,000 patients from Donegal to Cork are now involved in WestREN. All practices are computerised and recently published research confirms that the practices and patients are representative of the profile of Ireland generally.
Meet the Team
Left to right: Dr Liam Glynn, Breda Kelleher, Monica Casey, Pat Hayes
WestREN is an existing infrastructure which allows involvement and communication to General Practitioners and Clinicians in the West of Ireland. This network is also now a core component of the Galway Clinical Research Facility as well as the Galway Connected Health international research consortium involving the University of Limerick and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Paper on Smartphones for Tracking Physical Activity submitted to Preventative Medicine journal
Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn's Open Day, Galway: 19 October 2013
ITTS Ireland launch new Exercise & Health Promotion Clinic
ITTS Ireland launched trial of new 'Smartphones for IBD' service on 2 September 2013