Health Innovation Hub Ireland and Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science & Industry (IPPOSI) announce new Memorandum of Understanding

| Posted on: 28 March, 2019

Health Innovation Hub Ireland and IPPOSI (Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science & Industry) IPPOSI announce new Memorandum of Understanding

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) is pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IPPOSI. The MoU is of  mutual interest to IPPOSI and HIHI with regard to healthcare innovation, patient care and empowerment in Ireland. This MoU will establish a closer working relationship to maximise IPPOSI and HIHI offerings.

The commitments in the MoU cover three areas: representation, education and patient empowerment.

HIHI National Director Colman Casey said:

“Patient’s interests and viewpoints are crucial to HIHI in how we operate and deliver for both Irish healthcare and Irish health companies. This formal working agreement with IPPOSI will strengthen this.

“The MoU covers patient involvement in the HIHI Steering Committee, judging in the competitive pitch process of annual call to industry, mutual support for our respective education programmes and a joint commitment to patient empowerment in health innovation.”

Ava Battles, Chair of IPPOSI said:

“We are very pleased to sign a memorandum of understanding with HIHI and look forward to collaborating with them to strengthen the voice of patients at the heart of their work.

“We will facilitate the establishment of patient representation in HIHI, and through our working more closely together, we will maximise the impact of our respective education programmes.”

The HIHI and IPPOSI MoU is for an initial two-year period from February 1 2019.

(For further information: HIHI Dublin Manager, Eimear Galvin –