Northern Ireland Health Minister Touting Home Projects, Pitching To IT Firms During Boston Visit

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 22, 2012

Northern Ireland’s top health official is visiting Boston this week, meeting with lawmakers and health leaders and mentioning to IT firms that his home province is “ideal for innovation."

Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots, a large proponent of mobile health, is speaking at the EU/US eHealth Marketplace and the Partners Connected Health Symposium, along with other health officials and IT executives from the U.K., Ireland and the European Union.

“This visit offers us an excellent opportunity to bring closer the day when everyone who needs to access high-tech care in their homes can do so,” Poots said in a prepared statement.