Eamonn Fitzgerald, CEO, Hermitage Medical Clinic

Hermitage Medical Clinic have been sponsoring the Innovator Award at the annual Future Health Summit for the last 5 years. HMC has firmly established itself as a centre of excellence and innovation and a valuable addition to Ireland’s healthcare infrastructure, with an ethos embedded in high-tech, community focused care.

HMC are delighted to support this award as it is a great fit for the hospital as it is given to an emerging business that successfully integrates technology into their mission to improve healthcare quality in Ireland. The purpose of this annual award is to foster an awareness of the increasing importance of Health technologies and their application to improve healthcare quality and safety.

The Clinic is also involved in medical innovation, including research. It has partnerships in place with i360 Medical. Therefore, this year the Hermitage offered the award winners, Med Vault Health, the opportunity to avail of Consultancy from our Innovation Partner i360 (www.i360medical.com). The principle behind i360medical is to act as an international and national innovation enabler and hub that has all the expertise necessary to take new healthcare ideas and medical technologies to market.

Previous winners of the Award include Full Health Medical, Kinesis, Lets Get Checked, Tickerfit, Cardio Secur and ViCardio have gone on to bigger and better things, which is the drive and ambition of the awards.

I was delighted to present this year’s Innovation Award to Tony Ryan of Med Vault Health, who beat off stiff competition from 5 other Innovators/Start Ups to scoop the prize. Hermitage Medical Clinic are delighted to sponsor this award and we wish Tony Ryan and his team, and all the entrants continued success.