The work of extraordinary people leading the way in healthcare was at the heart of this year’s HealthTech Innovation Awards. The 10th annual ceremony, marking HealthTech Ireland’s 40th year, took place at the Mansion House in Dublin on November 23.
A total of nine winners were crowned. The evening, celebrated some of the finest HealthTech professionals and organisations in Ireland from startups to SMEs to global companies, as well as fantastic collaborators in the HSE and hospitals.
“This is an event that shines a light on the wonderful organisations, both public and private, and the extraordinary people leading the way in healthcare today,” said HealthTech Ireland CEO Susan Treacy.
“It also allowed us to refocus on the need to have the patient front and centre in healthcare, which is why it also featured a presentation from Gary Boyle a promoter with Living With Parkinson’s Disease.”
Importantly the evening highlighted how industry, through HealthTech Ireland, the HSE and hospitals, is collaborating and partnering in many areas from tackling complex challenges like wait lists and digital health transformation to have a positive impact for patients.
Both public and private sector CEOs and senior directors as well as Enterprise Ireland were among those on the judging panels. A highlight for the judges, and on the evening itself, was the Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award, which went to Kevin Carroll of TCP Homecare.
The four finalists, all unsung heroes who go above and beyond every day, included individuals working in IT, outpatients, innovation and nursing.
The three runners up were Elaine Harris, Nurse Practice Development Lead, Naas General Hospital; Nora McDonald, Temple St Children’s Hospital and Dr Natalie Cole, Tallaght University Hospital.
“This year’s winning initiatives and individuals exemplified the best of the best and what it is to bring positive impact to patients and the healthcare system, not only through state-of-theart medical health technologies but also the transformation and culture changes required to do it,” added HealthTech Ireland’s Susan Treacy.
And the winners are >>>
eHealth Digital Health Award: Sysco Software Solutions
Homecare Collaboration Award: TCP Homecare-Outreach Oncology Service with University Hospital, Galway
Best Indigenous Healthcare Start-up Award: SymPhysis Medical
Indigenous SME: Most Innovative Product Award: DermView Dermatology
Most Transformative Impact Award: xWave Technologies
Diagnostics for Prevention Award: Clonallon Laboratories Ltd – A View Endotracheal Balloon Catheter
Outstanding Professional within Healthcare Award: Kevin Carroll, TCP Homecare
Excellence in Supply Award: Oxygen Care Ltd with GE Healthcare, TUH and IRES
Best in Sustainability Award: HaPPE Earth