Written answers

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Department of Health

Information and Communications Technology

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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917. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of increasing the information technology budget of the HSE by 1%. [18092/20]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The HSE ICT Capital budget is €95 million for 2020 up from €85m in 2019.  Investment objectives are in line with Project Ireland 2040 and support health digitisation activities agreed in the Programme for Government and support the cross-party reform priorities of Sláintecare as well as a continuing body of work on national ICT maintenance and upgrades  A 1% increase in the 2020 HSE ICT capital funding of €95 million represents an additional investment of €950,000.   Proposed funding for 2021 is currently €120m which represents a planned increased funding provision of €25m over 2020, an increase of approximately 26%.

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