Ireland

By Tammy Lovell 07:43 am March 26, 2020
Dublin-based digital health firm patientMpower has developed a remote monitoring solution for COVID-19 on behalf of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE). This enables monitoring of otherwise healthy patients with mild to moderate symptoms who are in self-isolation.  The national programme is already operating across several hospitals in Ireland, including the Mater, St James's and Beaumont...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 04:28 pm October 1, 2018
While it may be better known as the European home of several larger health and tech companies, the country of Ireland is also home to a number of homegrown health tech startups. Many of these are looking to expand into new markets and, if the recent North America Healthcare Summit in Dublin was any indication, they have the full support of their government. “The indigenous sector is a hugely...
By Laura Lovett and Dave Muoio 05:22 pm September 28, 2018
The Health Service Executive (HSE), Ireland’s public health organization, is playing a game of EHR catch up with other countries.  The health system, which was founded in 2005, cares for the country's population of roughly 4.7 million people. While the system’s scope is large, the HSE is still lacking a digital environment according to Fran Thompson, assistant national director of engagement and...
By Heather Mack 02:07 pm August 31, 2016
Fitbit announced the opening of its new office in Dublin, Ireland and also appointed a new managing director for that location, Des Power. The company stated Ireland’s reputation as a technology hub was the primary reason for the location opening, as well as a strategic jumping off point to leverage their global growth strategy. “We’ve seen Dublin become a strategic hub for the technology...
By Brian Dolan 09:23 am June 15, 2010
Last week 3G Doctor's business development lead David Doherty, an active leader in the mobile health community, announced that iPhone 4 users in the UK and Ireland will be able to conduct video consultations with doctors via the 3G Doctor service by using Apple's new video calling app, FaceTime. "We’re proud to announce that from [June 24, 2010] we’ll be making the 3G Doctor services available to...
By Brian Dolan 04:52 pm January 27, 2010
Ireland's national Food Safety Authority recently launched an email and text messaging service that aims to inform food allergy sufferers about foods that have not appropriately labeled their products for the presence of common allergens. Warnings like "may contain nuts" or "manufactured on a line that also uses nuts" are not useful for allergy sufferers, according to the agency. Once the...