Monday 25 September 2017

HSE Chief Information Officer to take up new role in the UK

Richard Corbridge (Image: LinkedIn)
Richard Corbridge (Image: LinkedIn)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The HSE's Chief Information Officer, Richard Corbridge, has resigned from his role but the HSE has said it is not linked to a computer error which has just come to light.

It emerged this week that a software glitch, which means that the HSE's Nimis (National Integreated Medical Imaging System) system and it omitted the 'less than' symbol from exported reports.

At least 25,000 X-rays, MRIs, CTs and ultrasounds taken since 2011 are affected by the error.

A spokesperson said:

"Richard Corbridge, HSE Chief Information Officer (CIO), has tendered his resignation to the HSE in order to take up a new role as CIO of Leeds NHS Teaching Hospital Trust in the UK. He will depart the HSE in November 2017.

HSE Director General Tony O’Brien paid tribute to Mr Corbridge's contribution.

“In his time with the HSE, Richard has made a very significant contribution to our reform agenda and I know he will continue to do so in his remaining time with us. I am sorry to lose Richard but I wish him and his family the very best for the future as they return to their home in Leeds. We will commence the recruitment process for Richard’s successor in September”.

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