The HSE has hired some of social media professionals to suggest workforce in current months, inner files have shown.
Food blogger and social media representative Niall Harbison turned into recruited via the HSE to deal with workforce approximately his imaginative and prescient for healthcare in Eire as the latest seminar. Harbison, founder of and now and then debatable writer for the Lovin’ Dublin website, turned into paid €615 to speak at the Ehealth Eire ‘ecosystem’ occasion in Dublin on June twenty-ninth.
He reduced his ordinary speakme fee of €1,000 to €500 excluding Vat for the HSE, information released underneath the liberty of Information Act show.
The HSE to begin with instructed Harbison’s crew that it didn’t generally pay speakers for such occasions as they were a collaboration to “increase focus around health”.
His group then said he became glad to do “charitable occasions” for a charge of €500.
Subjects addressed throughout the day-lengthy meeting at the Ballsbridge Lodge covered advances in electronic referrals and e-prescribing and the function of specific identifiers for sufferers.
Chief Records officer Richard Corbridge addressed the event on developments in the HSE’s digital health file programme.
In a blog post after the event, Mr Corbridge said Harbison had “stimulated the target audience along with his vision for an included health device”.
Harbison “introduced the target market thru a whistle-stop tour of what it method to be in social and digital media nowadays in 2016 with a excellent emphasis on being cellular first”, Mr Corbridge wrote.
The entrepreneur and former chef to Microsoft founder Paul Allen, spoke “strongly” at the significance of attractive with stakeholders via one-of-a-kind social media structures and recommended HSE workforce on their “use of Twitter Hours” and its “transparency schedule” for developing relationships.
Harbison commanded less for his speakme engagement than social media instructor Samantha Kelly, who trades under the name ‘The Tweeting Goddess’ and who changed into paid €650 to address HSE staff at meeting in Dublin on June second.