13th May 2021

 

Virtual Conference

9:00

Opening Remarks

Ray Cahill

Ray Cahill

Chair, HealthTech Ireland and Territory Vice President International, Change Healthcare

9:10

Welcome from the Chair

Pat O’Mahony

Pat O’Mahony

Chair, HIQA; CEO, Mapat Management Consultants and former Deputy Secretary General, Department of Health

INNOVATION – New partnerships, collaborations and co-operative models

9:15

MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

A model for spreading and scaling innovation throughout the healthcare system

The Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) model for spreading innovation has attracted international attention. In this session we will hear about this approach to supporting the scaling up of innovation and the lessons we can learn.

 

Mike Burrows

Mike Burrows

National Coordination Director, AHSN Network, UK

9:35

CASE STUDY:

How Intelligent Automation is changing healthcare

Vital-Signs Automation and Workflow Support at point-of care in hospital wards has been shown, in other countries, to deliver much-improved resource utilisation, more accurate and timely compliance with complex care protocols and improved patient outcomes. Now, as the HSE embraces digital transformation, what is the potential and what are the challenges?

 

 

 

David Toohey

David Toohey

C.Eng, FIEI, MBA, CEO, Syncrophi Systems

9:50

How Cloud enables the innovation needed to deliver better patient-centric care

A new wave of innovation for Irish healthcare has taken off and one of the things that has made this possible is the adoption of cloud computing. Andrew and Mark will discuss why leading healthcare organisations in Ireland and further afield are choosing cloud to drive this innovation. Using case studies, they will review what this means for agility, scale, and security in the sector and more importantly how this benefits the patients and healthcare professionals on the front-line.

 

 

 

Dr. Andrew Jones

Dr. Andrew Jones

Head of Clinical Innovation, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Mark Finlay

Mark Finlay

Head of Public Sector for the Republic of Ireland, AWS

10:10

Networking break

 

10:25

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

What new partnerships, innovation and collaboration models are developing in Ireland?

 

Prof. Martin O’Halloran

Prof. Martin O’Halloran

Co-Director, BioInnovate Ireland

Dr. Brendan Boland

Dr. Brendan Boland

CEO, Loci Orthopaedics

Dr. Tanya Mulcahy

Dr. Tanya Mulcahy

Interim Director, Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI)

John Kelly

John Kelly

Deputy CEO, Tallaght University Hospital

Removing barriers to innovation and overcoming the commercial challenges

11:00

The future of innovation post Covid-19 – Commercial challenges facing Irish industry    

Innovation is a key component of sustainable, accessible and equitable healthcare. The COVID-19 crisis demonstrated how Irish Health Tech companies supported by Enterprise Ireland are global leaders in innovation. A 2020 OECD report ranks Ireland among the top countries in the world for producing innovative solutions to the current Covid-19 crisis. As companies continue to adapt, innovate and create new healthcare solutions, how can we address some of the existing commercial barriers and streamline the process of bringing innovative products and services to market rapidly?

 

 

 

 

 

Deirdre Glenn

Deirdre Glenn

Head of Lifesciences, Enterprise Ireland

11:20

CASE STUDY:

Scaling innovation

Vitalograph design, manufacture, sell and service a wide range of cardio- respiratory screening, diagnostic and monitoring devices for use within primary, secondary and tertiary care and also within the occupational health arena. Frank shares how he expanded and scaled up his business and the pitfalls he overcame along the way.

 

 

 

 

Frank Keane

Frank Keane

CEO, Vitalograph Group

11:35

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

A fundamental truth: The commercial challenges facing healthtech scale-ups

Innovation in medical technology has never been so promising; we must think big and work collaboratively to support innovative ventures that have long-term potential. To do so we must continue to provide clear access to both funding and training, to help tomorrow’s healthtech leaders achieve ambitious growth. Our panel of entrepreneurs share their experience and insights on commercialising innovation for the Irish health system.

 

Frank Keane

Frank Keane

CEO, Vitalograph Group

Sonia Neary

Sonia Neary

CEO and Co-founder, Wellola

David Clancy

David Clancy

Chief Technology Officer, Serosep Ireland Ltd.

John O’Dea

John O’Dea

Group Chief Executive Officer, Palliare

12:10

Lunch

 

 

12:35

Welcome back from the Chair

 

 

Pat O’Mahony

Pat O’Mahony

Chair HIQA, CEO Mapat Management Consultants and former Deputy Secretary General, Department of Health

EVALUATION – new ways of showing the value health tech can bring?

12:35

The regulatory perspective and overview of new EU regulations on Health Technology Assessment

 

 

 

Dr. Patricia Harrington

Dr. Patricia Harrington

Deputy Director of Health Technology Assessment, HIQA

12:50

Putting patient benefits at the centre of healthcare purchasing decisions

  • How is Value Based Procurement evolving?
  • VBP in practice: Examples of how value-based agreements are innovating healthcare delivery across the EU
  • Plus, practical insights on how to get started on the transition from transactional relationships towards value-based partnerships between healthcare providers and suppliers.

 

Goetz Gerecke

Goetz Gerecke

Managing Director and Senior Partner, the Boston Consulting Group, Switzerland

1:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

The latest thinking on evaluating new technologies for healthcare

– Evaluating medical technologies using qualitative measures

– Changing the way the health service evaluates goods and services

– Moving from transactional relationships towards value-based partnerships

Rosemary Durcan

Rosemary Durcan

CEO, Athena Life Sciences Consultancy Ltd & HealthTech Ireland Board Member

Martin Curley

Martin Curley

Director, Digital Transformation and Open Innovation, HSE

Jim Joyce

Jim Joyce

Founder and CEO, HealthBeacon

Jim Dowdall

Jim Dowdall

Strategic Advisor and former Managing Director, Irish Life Health

Tying it all together & making it happen

1:55

Networking break

 

2:10

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

How a US healthcare group is focused on innovation and trying new technologies

Insights from the US on adopting new technologies, some of which are innovative solutions from Irish companies that are in use in the US
 

 

Chris Coburn

Chris Coburn

Chief Innovation Officer, at Mass General Brigham, USA

2:30

CASE STUDY:

Integrating research and innovation centres on St James’s Hospital Campus

CEO Mary Day outlines her strategic ambition for St James’s Hospital Campus to evolve into an Integrated Academic Health Science Campus which will deliver improved healthcare outcomes for patients and create the most dynamic healthcare campus nationally and in Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Day

Mary Day

Chief Executive, St. James's Hospital

2:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Collaborating and co-operating for successful innovation in Irish healthcare

Neil Dover

Neil Dover

Country Manager, HP Ireland

Alan Brace

Alan Brace

Director of Finance, Health and Social Services Group, Welsh Government

Eilísh Hardiman

Eilísh Hardiman

Chief Executive, Children’s Healthcare Ireland

Michelle Sullivan

Michelle Sullivan

Senior Manager HEMA, UK & Ireland, Boston Scientific

3:25

Conference close