The Technology Research for Independent Living Clinic wins Irish Healthcare Award

Posted on: 11 November 2008


The Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Clinic was awarded a prestigious Irish Healthcare Award on 16th October last. The TRIL Clinic received the award for the Best Use of Information Technology which recognises the innovative use of information technology in a healthcare context to improve efficiencies in the health service and deliver better patient care.

“The TRIL Clinic is delighted to receive this Irish Healthcare Award. It reflects the positive impact of technology research on older people in a clinical setting,” stated TRIL Clinical Director of TCD’s Department of Gerontology, Dr Chie WeiFan on receiving the Award. “The TRIL submission detailed the very high levels of satisfaction with the clinic with over 80% of survey participants stating they would recommend the clinic, and praising the clinic experience and the quality of care.”

Cliodhna ni scanaill of st james's hospital , dr lisa cogan and roman romero-ortuno of tril and howard beggs of sponsors, helix health.

TRIL team members, Cliodhna Ni Scanaill of Intel, Dr Lisa Cogan and Dr Roman Romero-Ortuno of the TRIL Clinic based at St James’s Hospital with Mr Howard Beggs of Helix Health sponsors of the award, at the Irish Healthcare Awards Ceremony.

The TRIL Clinic is a partnership between the TRIL Centre and St James’s Hospital and is an active collaboration with INTEL, TCD, UCD and NUI Galway with support from the IDA.
The clinic combines clinical knowledge with the latest technology to conduct breakthrough research into the physical, psychological and social consequences of ageing. The aim of the TRIL programme is to develop technologies which will maintain and enhance the independent living of older people. Based in St James’s Hospital, the clinic’s staff members are from a range of disciplines, including medical doctors, nurses, social scientists, psychologists, and medical physicists. Since its opening in August 2007, the clinic has assessed over 430 participants and intends to complete the initial cohort target of 600 by early 2009.

The Irish Healthcare Awards are run by the Irish Medical Times and they aim to celebrate innovative excellence and achievement in the Irish health system.