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In today’s society, political leaders and the public in general expect the public services to use emerging technologies to reduce costs, create efficiencies, improve the quality of services, and where possible, deliver new services.

While large Government Departments and front line Public Services such as the HSE are expected to adopt emerging technologies after due diligence has been done regarding the technology’s reliability and suitability, sometimes the match between a public need and an emerging technology’s characteristics is worth early consideration.

Examples of emerging technologies currently being investigated are:

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