Elaine Colgan

Elaine Colgan

Elaine Colgan

Head of eHealth and EU Engagement, Department of Health |

Elaine is currently Head of e-Health and EU Engagement at the Department of Health in Northern Ireland. Elaine manages the EU Interreg VA project on behalf of the Department, which involves cross-border projects between Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland on areas such as population health, interoperability, improved services for people with disabilities, and improving outcomes for children. Elaine’s role enables her to be involved in the oversight groups of a number of ehealth and innovation projects, including a number of pre-commercial procurement initiatives. She oversees the implementation of the Northern Ireland ehealth strategy on behalf of the Department. Elaine works closely with the Northern Ireland Department for Economy on developing Northern Ireland’s life and health science capabilities, facilitating research and innovation embedded within health and social care delivery. Her previously roles include leading the development of the first Northern Ireland adult safeguarding policy, and managing the Department’s funding programme to the third sector in Northern Ireland. Elaine is a member of the Executive Board of the Reference Site Collaborative Network.