HSE Digital Transformation Team scoops numerous awards at recent Irish Healthcare Awards 2020

HSE Media Release: 10 December 2020

The HSE Digital Transformation team, a division of the HSE’s eHealth function, were recent award winners at the Irish Healthcare Awards held on Tuesday 1st December 2020. This was an online event with over 200 virtual attendees hosted by the Irish Medical Times.

The judges this year included some of the country’s most respected physicians, educators, patient advocates, medical journalists and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to ensure that their values of credibility and transparency were upheld throughout the judging.

These included:

  •  Lloyd Mudiwa, Editor of Irish Medical Times
  •  Stephen Mc Mahon, Irish Patient Association
  •  Dr Gozie Offiah, Senior Lecturer at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  •  Dermot Power, Consultant Geriatrician, and President of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.

Overall, the Digital Transformation team were successful in two categories and partnered in a further two categories.

These include winner of the Educational Meeting of the Year category for HSE Digital Academy - HSE Digital Academy Masters Programme and Digital Academy Forum.

In addition, the team received a 1st Commendation in the category of Best Covid-19 Response: Public sector (Non-Hospital) for HSE Digital Transformation Team - HSE Digital Response to Covid-19 - The Big Bang Disruption in Digital Health.

Finally, the team were associated with two other categories. These were Winners Best Response to COVID-19- Private Sector for RedZinc Services Ltd - Blue Eye Clinic video consultation to keep clinics open during Covid-19 and a 1st Commendation for Best Response to Covid-19- Private Sector - PatientMpower - Covid-19 Remote Monitoring Programme monitoring Covid-19 patients in their own home.

Speaking at the announcement, Professor Martin Curley, Director of HSE Digital Transformation said:

“We are thrilled with this national recognition for our efforts in aligning the digital health ecosystem and the co-delivery of important digital solutions in response to Covid-19. The recognition encourages us to redouble our efforts to lead and catalyse Digital Transformation of our Health Service. I would like to sincerely thank all our colleagues across the HSE family for their dedication in supporting our digital transformation initiatives and my core team of Ross Cullen, Lorraine Smyth and Des O’Toole who have gone above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis.”


Last updated on: 10 / 12 / 2020