Newstalk Breakfast covers findings of new HIHI report

| Posted on: 26 March, 2024

The ‘Buying All-Island in Healthcare – North and South’ report was launched yesterday with an interview on Newstalk Breakfast. This was carried across all national bulletins throughout the day and Bauer Media’s local stations. HIHI Regional Manger Eimear Galvin, discussed the fact that SMEs and start-ups in Ireland struggle to compete with established vendors for healthcare tenders, unfairly affected by scale and liquidity requirements. Outdated assessments for software products, lack of innovation procurement and funding for its mechanisms, limited use of dynamic purchasing systems and purchasing standards that vary widely across secondary care sites in ROI are also perceived to be prohibitive.

‘Buying All-Island in Healthcare – North and South’ report yesterday published the findings and recommendations framework of the All-Island Medtech SMEs (AIMS) initiative, delivered through a 12-month cross-border partnership of Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) and Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland (HIRANI), supported by InterTradeIreland’s Synergy programme.