HSE Open Access Research Awards 2015

HSE Open Access Research Awards 2015

The overall winner of the 2015 HSE Open Access Research Award was Edel Quinn, Mark Corrigan and colleagues, for their paper, "Clinical unity and community empowerment: the use of smartphone technology to empower community management of chronic venous ulcers through the support of a tertiary unit", Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital.

Listen to Mark being interviewed by Aoife Lawton of Dr Steevens Library


Some of the winners explain why they choose Open Access

Winners in each of the categories are listed below:

Health and Wellbeing category:
Lisa Owens and colleagues, for their paper "Comparing type 1 and type 2 diabetes in pregnancy- similar conditions or is a separate approach required?" Atlantic Diabetes in Pregnancy Programme, Galway.

Quality Improvement category:
Aoife Egan and colleagues, for their paper "Diabetic Retinopathy in Pregnancy: A population-based study of women with pre gestational diabetes" Galway University Hospital

Social Care category:
Rónán O'Caoimh and colleagues, for their paper, "The Risk Instrument for Screening in the Community (RISC): A New Instrument for Predicting Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Community Dwelling Older Adults" Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork & St.
Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Rd, Cork City.

Acute Hospitals category:
Mary Reidy and colleagues, for their paper, "Preparedness of Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland for an Influenza Pandemic, an Infection Control Perspective". Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee, County Kerry

National Cancer Control Programme category:
Terry Hanan and colleagues, for their paper, "Delivering care to oncology patients in the community: an innovative integrated approach" National Cancer Control Programme.

Clinical Strategy and Programmes category:
Fidelma Dunne and colleagues, for their paper, "ATLANTIC DIP: simplifying the follow-up of women with previous gestational diabetes" Galway Diabetes Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, and University Hospital Galway

Primary Care category:
Mary Cahill and colleagues, for their paper, "Haematinic Deficiency and Macrocytosis in Middle-Aged and Older Adults". Department of Haematology, Cork University Hospital

Mental Health category:
Tom O'Brien and colleagues for their report "Evaluating the Implementation of the RCI in Irish Mental Health Services" EVE's support & development department. Brú Chaomhín, Dublin. More information about this project is available at this website.