Masterclass – Innovation in Healthcare & Evolution of Homecare

Venue IMI, Sandyford, Dublin
Date Thursday, October 10th , 2019
Time 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Masterclass – 10th October, IMI Sandyford


By 2025, Gartner expects that a third of care interaction will be through virtual health technology such as remotecare monitoring. By 2027, the majority of healthcare interactions will be delivered remotely using AI. In the HSE, the focus is changing from managing “sick people” to “keeping well people, well” – with a strong desire to shift away from an “analog” healthcare system to a digital healthcare system through Open Innovation.



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This one day masterclass will explore the growing links between technology and healthcare, point to where the areas of growth are, and what this continued landscape change will mean – both to pharma companies, and to the patients. The integration of technology and healthcare has seen an rapid evolution in the delivery of care in the home, this workshop will explore this and investigate how the evolution will develop further in the future.
Patient Centric Healthcare innovation in the form of apps and wearables will be explored at the workshop.  Attendees will understand how these devices are shaping and changing the delivery of healthcare both in Ireland; and around the world.

Who would benefit from attending this masterclass?

 – Data Analysts
 – Brand Managers
 – Health Economists
– Marketing Managers
– Nursing Programme Leads




Eamonn Sullivan, Chief Nurse and Head of Patient Safety, Experience & Assurance – Royal Marsden Hospital, London & Sutton 

Eamonn is in his current role with The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust since January 2017.  Prior to this, Eamonn was Deputy Chief Nurse at University College London Hospitals and Head of Nursing for Medicine Board, here his portfolio included the Emergency Department and Elderly Medicine. Previously, he held the positions of Deputy Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, Head of Performance for Clinical Services and Head of Nursing for Surgery at that Trust.  Eamonn spent much of his clinical career in Adult Intensive Care, he holds an MSc in Critical Care Service Development from Kings College London. In 2017 he was honoured to become a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar. 

Outside of the NHS, Eamonn is a Major in the British Army (Medical Services) Reserve and has had the privilege of serving and leading Army Medical Teams in the conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Eamonn rates these experiences as being pivotal periods in his career.  Eamonn lives in Berkshire with his wife Yamini and two children Finn (10) and Maya (8). He loves cycling and building Lego with his children.

The Royal Marsden is Europe’s largest comprehensive cancer centre with the third largest cancer research portfolio globally. In September 2018 the Royal Marsden was awarded its first ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC, this is the highest quality rating awarded in the NHS.  



Prof Martin Curley, Director of the Digital Academy and Open Innovation at the HSE

Martin is Director of the Digital Academy and Open Innovation at the HSE, helping enable the digital transformation of Ireland’s health service. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and group head for Global Digital Practice at Mastercard.  Previously Martin was vice president at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs which he help grow across the European region. He also served as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe leading Intel’s research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem. Prior to this Martin was Global Director of IT Innovation and Director of IT Strategy and Technology at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career, he held a number of senior positions for Intel in the United States and Europe. He received his Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.  Martin is the author of numerous books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship. 



Eimear Galvin, Manager – Health Innovation Hub Ireland 

Eimear manages Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) in Dublin, based in St James hospital. HIHI is a joint government initiative of both the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) and the Department of Health (DoH), funded through Enterprise Ireland and supported by HSE.  Driving this collaboration between the health service and enterprise, HIHI accelerates the development of new healthcare technologies and products in Ireland, providing easy interaction with hospitals and primary care centres.
Eimear also writes the ‘Irish Health Innovators’ series for the Irish Times.




Avril Copeland, Founder & CEO – Innerstrength Health
With a background in exercise science and physiotherapy, Avril had the idea for Innerstrength while working in the Irish public hospital system. Together with her co-founder/CTO, Greg Balmer, they have built a technology which enables health professionals to prescribe, deliver and monitor personalised interventions of exercise and education, to patients currently living with or at risk of chronic conditions.  Their first product to market, TickerFit is currently deployed in multiple sites throughout Ireland, the UK, and USA, both in primary care, supporting patients at risk of cardiovascular disease, and secondary care in cardiac rehabilitation.  Innerstrength was awarded the SBRI Healthcare/NHS contract in 2017 to develop a solution to support children with long-term conditions. Innerstrength has developed Hacka Health 4 CF, a technology to reduce the burden of care on children and young people living with Cystic Fibrosis. Avril is also a keen sportswoman, having represented Ireland in hockey and expedition adventure racing.



Fiona Muldoon, Business Development Manager – VHI @Home

Fiona has been involved with Vhi Hospital @Home from it’s inception over 10 years ago.  She has a nursing background have qualified in St Vincents Hospital.  Fiona first worked with the HSE in their Hospital @ Home service, before joining the VHI.  She has held a variety of senior clinical roles in the VHI @Home during her time with the company.  She now holds the position of Business Development Manager.






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Date: 10/10/2019