Initiafy, a client of Enterprise Ireland in Canada was invited to attend a breakfast meeting to commemorate the trade partnerships between Canada and Ireland. What’s exciting is that many of these companies, including Initiafy have created strong roots in Canada, and we can expect them to grow exponentially in the coming months!
Initiafy is a SaaS (Software as a Service) company that specializes in helping large organizations in many industries such as construction, oil/gas and mining. Initiafy helps these companies easily on-board and train their new contractors and employees. The software company is expanding in several global markets, including Canada. Initiafy has proven to cut costs by more than 75% and simultaneously reduce the number of accidents and loss time injuries in the workplace.
Representing Initiafy, Kevin Mathiasz, Initiafy’s business development manager, had a one-on-one meeting with the Irish ambassador to Canada, Mr. Jim Kelly and Irish Minister, Eoghan Murphy. Together, they discussed Initiafy’s progress, constant development and how the company is continuing to expand in the Canadian market.
With an office in Toronto since 2007, Enterprise Ireland views Canada as a highly accessible market of opportunity for Irish exports. The Canadian economy shows strong and stable rates of growth, and Irish firms should seek to benefit from the expanded trade opportunities presented through the recent CETA agreement between Canada and the EU.
That’s why Enterprise Ireland is pleased to host a Trade Mission to Toronto and Ottawa this coming May, led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O Connor. Joining us will be a delegation of highly ambitious Irish companies from a variety of sectors, all seeking to grow their business in Canada.
For more information, contact the EI team in Toronto.
The economic pressures of ever-increasing healthcare costs coupled with a focus on quality health outcomes are driving the search for new approaches to healthcare management. Now government legislation in the United States is providing a strong impetus for change.
The Affordable Care Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, “the Stimulus Bill”) created the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), which sets aside $27 billion to foster increased use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) by physicians and hospitals, through the use of incentives for healthcare providers that set up and demonstrate “meaningful use” of such medical record systems.
These Acts and policies are striving to shape what is known as ‘Integrated Healthcare’. A form of healthcare delivery that links multiple levels of care management, coordinates services and encourages professional collaboration across a range of care deliver mediums.
With a focus on the intersection of technology and health care, this symposium convenes thought leaders in an effort to inform the Irish healthcare industry on the rapidly-expanding integrated healthcare marketplace.
Intended to stimulate and generate meaningful business opportunities, this seminar will offer engaging and informative inputs from international leaders in healthcare. With a diverse agenda, a combination of keynotes and panel discussions, this event promises to provide attendees with a thought-provoking and highly engaging day.
There may also be an opportunity for Enterprise Ireland clients to have one-to-one meetings and this will be at the discretion of our speakers.
|Doreen McKeown, SVP Life Sciences
Enterprise Ireland – Boston
||Welcome and Opening Remarks
|Pat Byrne, Dept. Manager – Communications & Digital Content
||Ireland’s eHealth Ireland Strategy – Progress to Date
|Richard Corbridge, CIO, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Health Service Executive
||Navigating the Market – Healthcare in the United States
|Proteus Duxbury, Managing Consultant
PA Consulting Group
||The Patient Journey: CTCA’s Perspective
|Kristin Darby, Chief Information Officer
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
||Business Model Transition: Becoming an Accountable Care Organisation
|Rebecca Schmidt, RN BS, Executive Director, Revenue Cycle and Access
|Josette Gordon-Simet, M.D., MBA, Family Medicine Physician, Medical Director, Advanced Practice Clinicians, Virtual Resource Center, Corporate and Retail Medicine
|CHI Health Alegent Creighton Clinic
||What’s Ahead in IT Purchasing? A Discussion with Healthcare Providers
|Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Alegent Creighton Clinic & PA Consulting Group
||Health Data Overflow (How much of it do we actually leverage?)
|Runbin Dong, Watson Ecosystem Business Development Manager – Healthcare
||GE Life Sciences – Big and Little Data
|Chris Larkin, Chief Technology Officer
||Partnerships as a Market Entry Strategy: What You Need to Know
|Jared Walker, Managing Director
Complete Computing Services
|Ronan Kelly, Trade Development Executive
Enterprise Ireland – Boston
||Trailblazers – E.I. Companies That Have Succeeded In the U.S.A.
|Ken Cahill, CEO
|Conor O’ Byrne, CEO
||Health Care Payment Reform in the U.S.: BCBS of MA’s Alternative Quality Contract
|Tony Dodek, V.P. Medical Quality and Strategy, Associate Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
||Guiding Principles: Pain Points for Insurers
|Jukka Valkonen, Director: Provider, Clinical and Payer Product Strategy
|Blue Shield of California
||Ask the Insurers
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Shield of California & PA Consulting Group
||Pre-Arranged 1-to-1 Meetings Between EI Client Companies and Speakers
Who should attend?
The seminar is aimed at healthcare innovators, researchers and ICT companies that are using their technologies to drive improvements in the quality of health outcomes, enhance productivity and develop operational efficiencies in the healthcare setting.
Date and venue
Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015
East Point, Dublin
The seminar attendance fee is €150 (VAT exempt) with a maximum of three attendees per company.
How do I register?
You can register for the event by following this link.
Enterprise Ireland – Boston
+1 617 235 1605
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Oneview Healthcare provides market leading Patient Engagement Solutions that are modular, fully customizable and future proof. The Oneview solution optimizes clinical performance and workflow efficiencies by providing interactive access to patient engagement services and clinical applications at the point-of-care. Oneview Healthcare provides in-hospital and patient portal solutions to enable the healthcare provider to extend the continuum of care in the home on one fully integrated platform.
SilverCloud Health is a leading global provider of advanced evidence-based online programs designed to promote positive behavior change and mental wellness in individuals experiencing a wide variety of mental, behavioral and physical illnesses. Our solutions provide ACOs, integrated health systems, provider groups and community health centers an essential link between physical and mental/behavioral health professionals in an ever more connected, value-based and individualized approach to care.
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Sláinte Healthcare is a leading international technology company providing software & services that drive efficiencies and quality in healthcare. Through the deployment of Vitro’s clinician centric EMR, we enable healthcare providers internationally to benefit from rapid implementation, immediate user adoption & instant clinical impact.
Catch Andrew Murphy speaking at the Keynote address on April 14th: Together with Neil Jordan, Microsoft’s General Manager Worldwide Health and Chris Bryant, Operation Smile’s Senior Vice President, Applications & Technology, Sláinte will be speaking about cloud computing and the improvement of medical care.