Enterprise Ireland

By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 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 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...

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling (photo by Jennifer Romonyske)

By Laura Lovett September 18, 2018
It would be hard to find a health tech conference where some technologist isn’t critquing the health field for being behind the times. But Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health is pushing back on the idea that healthcare technology is outdated.  “Healthcare has been phenomenally technologically advanced,” Dowling said.  “If you go into one of our operating rooms today, it’s like Star Wars.” At...
By Aditi Pai February 9, 2016
Dublin-based medication adherence company HealthBeacon raised $1.13 million (1 million euros) in seed funding from the Irish government through Enterprise Ireland as well as private medical and technology angel investors. The company’s offering is a sharps container that people who take injectable medications can use to discard their needles. HealthBeacon cofounder Jim Joyce told Babyforyou.net.ua...
By Brian Dolan April 10, 2013
Dublin, Ireland-based Zinc Software recently announced a seed round of about $850,000 (€650,000) in funding from Kernel Capital, AIB Seed Capital Fund, and Enterprise Ireland. Zinc is developing wearable health sensors, including the Zen Sensor, which clips to a user's ear lobe to collect heart rate data. The Zen connects to an iPhone or iPad app to provide heart rate variability biofeedback,...