HIHI Innovation Champions

Meet the HIHI Healthcare Innovation Champions, high potential change makers in Irish health. Our innovation champions are graduates of the unique Level 9 NFQ HIHI/TCD Postgraduate Diploma Healthcare Innovation, qualified to lead and shape the direction of Irish healthcare innovation.
Antoinette Doherty

To design and implement an integrated virtual ward for individuals with advanced lung disease in primary care. Patient empowerment and education in respect of the remote monitoring values are at the core of this project.

Ita Madden

Proposal to develop a standardised compulsory Traveller Health module to be delivered to all Undergraduate Health and Social Science students undertaking their training at Trinity College, Dublin.

Claire Temple

To improve and streamline the research approval processes with the aim of encouraging more research projects to take place in the Hospital, ultimately offering more potentially beneficial health research to patients.

Niamh Gibney

A physical health and lifestyle app for first episode psychosis service users.

Sinead Powell

To develop a blended learning platform on the Diabetes Ireland website for those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The user could access eLearning through modules aimed to help understand and self-manage the condition plus access to trusted support services such as the helpline, webinars, downloadable support booklets and registration to structured group learning programmes.

Anna-Marie Kiernan

The Hope application – Specialist Pain Medicine education and support for Acute and Community care.
Interests in Digital Health Design.

Marie Prendergast

The development and implementation of a an ICT system which will streamline the submission of required documentation for the approval of vacant positions, allow the tracking of recruitment progress, and which will interface with current HR and NRS systems within the HSE.

Mary Farrell

Proposal to introduce an electronic screening tool/service to assist with developmental assessment of children.

Sinead Moynihan

Exploring Change: Addressing the human centric nature of change, and exploring change as a social process within a design thinking framework to optimise innovation implementation success

Eleanor Campbell

Electronic Patient Identification in the Acute Setting.

Eileen Lombard

The development of a virtual platform in which surgical oncology patients can access on-demand, individualized exercise programmes

John Kelly

Develop an incentivized technical solution aimed at empowering and improving the care of patients living in the community with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The solution will aim to empower and improve the care of patients living with COPD in the community. The solution will provide patients with a tailored domiciliary activity programme that incorporates all of the key components of a standard Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme.

Fiona Roberts

The introduction of innovative technology to tackle the problem of Perioperative Hypothermia.

Julie O’Grady

Development & Implementation of Safety Awareness Sign in a large Dublin Academic Teaching Hospital

Gerada Warnes

Strategic implementation plan for the introduction of a Physician Associate Role in a private hospital.

Tomas Stack

To develop and promote a healthcare innovation ecosystem in the Kerry region creating a centre of gravity to attract new and consolidate present diverse stakeholders.

Kannan Natchimuthu

Proposal of an experimental device for screening of Parkinson’s disease, focused on screening for motor symptoms – handgrip strength, tremor, coordination & handwriting.

Fiona Mulvey

To develop a Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) programme for teenagers experiencing social anxiety, a programme non-therapist lead to allow greater usage and reach.

Michelle Mahon

Implementation plan to make Radiation Oncology Outpatient services more accessible through virtual clinics enabled by remote access for virtual in-person communications.

Maeve Magner

Implementation plan for a proof-of-concept Diagnostics Access platform to support improving clinical care and disease surveillance in low-to-middle income countries.

Keith Lyne

Developing intelligent virtual assistants and smart automation services to the GP healthcare market in Ireland and internationally, reducing administrative workload for practices.

Ciaran Judge

Focus on overcoming bottlenecks, increasing awareness and improving the delivery of care in the provision of care for functional gastrointestinal disorders in Ireland.

Katia Castrillo Iglesias

Providing an online self-service tool to support healthcare professionals in understanding impact of temperature excursions during storage of specific drugs.

Caitriona Heffernan

A tele-health enabled remote access clinic for the assessment and treatment of children with disorders of eating, drinking and swallowing (CUH & region).

Christopher Fenelon

Exploring the use of low-cost 3D printing of Orthopaedic Trauma surgery.

Jane Deasy

Aims for all members of our community to live as independently and autonomously as possible through use of a tailor made empowerment model.

Laura Campbell

Restructuring antenatal education to improve birth outcomes amongst first time mothers. Using social media platforms to disseminate healthcare promotion to the non-engaged.

Anne Bursnell

Focus on implementing a speech-to-text for use on patient electronic healthcare records by nursing and midwifery staff using a portable device – an encrypted mobile phone.

Dermot Burke

Bringing a tele-health solution to the outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy department within the Irish public health system.