Welcome to our new researchers

In March, we will welcome two new researchers to the MOCHA team.

Rebecca McHugh will be working with Professor Maria Brenner and Dr Austin Warters on our work into the social care interface with primary care.

Keisha Taylor will be working with Dr Stine Lundstroem Kamionka and Professor Maria Brenner on long term mental health issues and the interface with primary care services. Both new researchers will be based at Trinity College Dublin.


International Conference on Integrated Care

The International Conference on Integrated Care is a significant European and World event. This year it will be held in Dublin on 8-10 May.

MOCHA is delighted to report that our Work Package 2 research on Complex Care for Children has a full workshop accepted for the programme.  Led by Dr. Austin Warters, our social care expert, consideration of Integration of health and social care for children with complex health conditions: an assessment of the policy and organisational context in Europe will report on MOCHA findings to date in this important and under-represented area.

Quality of Childhood series at the EU Parliament

MOCHA will provide a key presentation in the Quality of Childhood series in the European Parliament on Tuesday 11 April, organised by the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group and hosted by Finnish MEP Hannu Takkula.

Details to follow.

Medical Informatics Conference – Informatics for Health

MOCHA will be well represented in presenting research findings at the Medical Informatics Europe / Informatics for Health conference in Manchester in April.

Dr Grit Kuehne and Professor Michael Rigby have had two papers accepted: Why are Children’s Interests Invisible in European National E-Health Strategies? reports on country agent replies on this topic. While, Towards Safe and Efficient Child Primary Care – Gaps in the Use of Unique Identifiers in Europe reports another county agent topic response.  Both papers highlight a lack of robust coverage of children’s interests.

Meanwhile Dr Daniele Luzi and her team in Rome have a presentation on Appraising healthcare delivery provision: A framework to model business processes, in which they demonstrate UML modelling of the business processes of children’s primary care as identified through MOCHA.

Further Information about the programme can be found on the Conference website – 25th April 2017 and 26th April 2017.