HSE’s chief information officer achieves top status in London CIO 100 listing

Technology | Fri 28 Apr | Author – Business & Finance Richard Corbridge, HSE
HSE chief information officer Richard Corbridge speaks during a Business & Finance panel discussion at Airbnb’s Dublin HQ on April 26th

HSE chief information officer (CIO) Richard Corbridge has received international recognition this week as he was confirmed as the number one CIO in the CIO 100.

The CIO 100 is awarded to CIOs from the UK, wherever they work in the world and the listings were announced in London on Thursday April 27th.

The annual CIO 100 is an acknowledgement and recognition of the role of the CIO and the value senior business technology executives provide to their organisations.

Acting as a showcase of the crucial technology projects, IT strategies, innovations, ideas, change management and transformation initiatives CIOs in and from the UK are delivering to customers, organisations, partners and sectors.

The CIO 100 list is judged by a panel of CIO 100 alumni, former CIOs, NEDs, and advisors to startups, boards and C-suite executives and is based on responses received from CIOs, CTOs, chief digital officers, IT directors and equivalent from diverse industries representing the private, public and non-profit sectors in the UK, as well as UK CIOs overseas.

Corbridge, who is also the chief officer of eHealth Ireland, is one of six healthcare leaders in the CIO 100.

Corbridge commented: “Being recognised as a CIO 100 leader is first and foremost a celebration of what the whole team has been able to achieve in the last 12 months. The reputation of ‘digital’ in health in Ireland has improved in leaps and bounds. A CIO can only be successful if the team around them believe in the vision, want to succeed with the CIO, and have a joint sense of purpose.

“Ireland strives to use digital as one of several catalysts to reform the health system and to build a better health service for the people of Ireland that places every patient at the centre of delivering not healthcare but life, after all the public simply want to know that there is a health system in place to help them when they need it.”

Minister for Health Simon Harris congratulated Richard on the nomination. “This is a real achievement for Richard personally and a great testament to his leadership and the hard work of his team in progressing digital developments in our health service,” he said. “It is now universally accepted that digital technology is no longer an ‘optional extra’ but absolutely central to the delivery of patient-centred care and I am very proud of the real advances the Irish health service is making through the eHealth Ireland team.”

The Business & Finance CIO 100 also took place this week, as Deanna O’Connor chaired a panel discussion on emerging IT trends at Airbnb’s HQ in Dublin.

Click here to view a gallery from the event.