Learn how Irish public sector customers use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to pave the way
for innovation and to build modern, efficient services for the Irish public.
The Health Service Executive
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Ireland, the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) used AWS to build a scalable and reliable COVID Tracker application. With AWS, HSE gained the agility and scalability needed to develop, test, and build the first prototype of the app. The first version of the app was available in just 2 days. Designed to improve the speed, accuracy, and effectiveness of contact tracing, the app received one million downloads in the first 36 hours, and 1.54 million by the fourth week, equivalent to 30 percent of Ireland's population. Because of the cloud's elasticity, the COVID Tracker app can seamlessly scale to meet fluctuating demands as pandemic activity changes.
Wellola is an Irish digital health software firm that provides secure video and patient portal services to healthcare providers. Wellola experienced a spike in users when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Using AWS, Wellola scaled quickly to meet demand and deliver a reliable, secure, and cost-effective platform that met regulatory standards and HIPAA and GDPR requirements. Today, Wellola is providing over 600 general practitioners, governments, allied healthcare providers, charities, and Section 38 entities in Ireland, United Kingdom, and Italy with secure video consultations, messaging, digital letters, record keeping, and payment facilities. These services help these organisations manage and mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Wellola is all-in on AWS and worked with AWS Partner Network (APN) partner, DNM, to optimise the security and scalability of the software-as-a-service platform. Wellola uses Amazon EC2, AWS Key Management Service, AWS Fargate, and Amazon Aurora along with a suite of AWS security services including Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS CloudTrail.
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Childline
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) supports, empowers, and helps children and young people to build their resilience so that they can live their best possible lives. The ISPCC needed to replace its existing websites, digital platform, and supporting databases to continue to support and protect children in Ireland. Using generous funding from the Vodafone Ireland Foundation, ISPCC worked with AWS APN Partner, Singlepoint (acquired by Version 1 in May 2020), to create a cost-effective, secure, and resilient solution using AWS. ISPCC used AWS Lambda, Amazon Elastic Container Service, Amazon Elastic Container Registry, Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic File System, Amazon Aurora, and Amazon DynamoDB with Singlepoint’s award-winning software platform DAPx. Using AWS, ISPCC developed a new platform for Childline, a free, anonymous, and confidential 24-hour national listening service for children in Ireland. The new platform brings together a contact centre, webchat, and SMS services into a single view and enables ISPCC volunteers to respond to children and young people more quickly and effectively. Since launch, the ISPCC’s live online chat service has recorded a 45 percent increase in online contacts. Additionally, the ISPCC has introduced more interactive content and self-help options for children and parents via the platform.
AWS in the Irish Public Sector
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