Ireland Digital Health Leadership Steering Group kicks off today



Today the Irish Digital Health Leadership Steering Group held its first meeting to review and approve the 10 Key principles underpinning the Ireland Digital Health Transformation Strategy.

Comprised of leading digital health entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, clinicians, patients, academics and others the charter of the steering group is to agree, align and accelerate Ireland’s Digital health Strategy and Action plan – Stay Left, Shift Left – 10X.

The challenge to transform the Irish Healthcare system is too large to be left to the HSE or Department of Health alone. By combining the intellect, assets, energy of digital health leaders and organizations in Ireland and abroad we plan to enable Ireland to leap frog in both digital health and overall health maturity. At the core of the strategy is the concept that digital technology provides an opportunity to provide 10X innovations or improvements, doing healthcare 10X better, faster, cheaper and increased capacity.

All members of the DHLSG have agreed to 10 key principles which will underpin the stewardship and execution of the National Digital Health Strategy. The overall direction for the multi-year implementation will in part be guided by the Digital Health and Wellness Capability Maturity Framework being developed by the HSE, Maynooth University, Medtronic, Roche, Cisco, Huawei, Legato Health and others, with funding support from IDA/Enterprise Ireland.

The DHLSG also announced the first National Digital Health Conference which will take place on March 25th at the National Digital Health Innovation Lab in the Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore. This will also be broadcast as a live video event.


Confirmed speakers include:


  • Prof. Martin Curley, Director, Digital Transformation, HSE
  • Myles Murray, CEO PMD Solutions Ltd
  • Maeve McGrath, Digital Health Lead, Roche
  • Mohammad Al-Ubaydli CEO, PKB
  • Dr. John Sheehan, Clinical Director, Hermitage Clinic