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Healthcomms participate in EI Trade Mission to Australia

November 05 2014

Healthcomms participate in EI Trade Mission to Australia
Already doing business in Australia, Healthcomms were invited to participate in the recent Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Australia. Mr Richard Bruton, Minister for Dept of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation alongside Enterprise Ireland CEO, Julie Sinnamon, led the Trade Mission to Australia from 1-5 September. The mission focus was solely on the on software & services clients aligned with the Fin Services, IT 4 Health, Telecom & Travel Tech sectors.

Healthcomms attended number of event's during the week aligned IT 4 Health connecting the Healthcomms with the most senior executives within the industry sector. Healthcomms, with the help of Enterprise Ireland, generated a customised itinerary of meetings with an agreed list of prospective targets.

Healthcomms had to opportunity to inform both the Melbourne Advisory Panel & the Sydney Brains Trust, consisting of Enterprise Ireland Australia’s most senior executive business contacts in Victoria and New South Wales, of our business exploits in Australia

The Victorian Advisory Panel (Melbourne) is an Enterprise Ireland initiative launched in 2011 which brings together Enterprise Ireland’s most senior business contacts in Australia. The Panel supports the work of Enterprise Ireland in driving the growth of Irish companies across Australia.

Pictured at a business breakfast with the Victorian Advisory Panel during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission currently underway in Australia are, l-r: Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, Paul Mooney, COO, HealthComms, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD

One of the many highlights of the program was the Innovation in IT for Healthcare Seminar; with rapid developments in information management and new digital technologies, ICT offers an unprecedented ability to help offset some of the future burdens of healthcare: reduced hospital admissions, length of stay, a reduction in preventable errors, more effective consultations, improved preventative care and ultimately more efficient delivery of services.

This seminar provided attendees with the opportunity to hear the Victorian Department of Health and Aging’s vision for driving better outcomes for Victorian health recipients through leveraging leading edge technology. As part of the event, Healthcomms had the opportunity to showcase our capability as one of Ireland's world leading IT for Health companies.

The obvious highlight however was having the Minister, Irish Ambassador and Enterprise Ireland CEO present for the announcement of our new expanded contract in association with leading Melbourne care provider “Catholic Homes” for its “MyHomeReach” technology which focuses on supporting independent living, promotes social inclusion and enables the ongoing monitoring of wellness while increasing service quality to its users.

Photo L-R: Seated: Lorraine Sidabra, Residen, Sherry-Ann Bailey, General Manager Community Services, Catholic Homes, Joan Clark, Resident, Richard Bruton TD, Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ireland’s Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Noel White
Standing L-R: Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, Paul Mooney, COO, HealthComms, Gay Morgan, Resident, Greg Pullen, CEO, Catholic Homes.

The week was completed with some very interesting debate on the subject of digitising healthcare with a panel consisting of senior executives from within the NSW Healthcare sector. It was interesting to hear their insights into how IT and technology will transform Australia and New Zealand’s health system .