Sláinte Healthcare is to create 80 jobs in software engineering, testing, business analysis, client administration, finance and marketing in 2014.
The international healthcare technology company provides software to drive efficiencies and cut costs in hospitals and healthcare organisations by enabling them to migrate to paperless systems.
Headquartered in Sandyford in Dublin, Sláinte Healthcare currently employs more than 90 people across its offices in Ireland, the UK, Middle East, and Australia.
Sláinte Healthcare is a participant in the Health Innovation Hub, an initiative launched jointly by the Department of Health and Children and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
The company is working in partnership with the Hub to pilot its ‘Intelligent Paperless Chart’ product ‘Vitro’ in the Cystic Fibrosis and Wound Care Clinic in Cork University Hospital (CUH).
Andrew Murphy, chief executive of Sláinte Healthcare, said the company’s aim is to understand at a very granular level the endemic issues in healthcare it tries to solve with its software.
Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, welcomed news of the 80 jobs, as he and Minister for Health James Reilly, TD, kicked off a second call for proposals for innovative healthcare solutions launched by the Health Innovation Hub.
The Health Innovation Hub Demonstrator project, a Government-supported initiative under the Action Plan for Jobs 2013, drives collaboration between the health system and enterprises leading to the commercialisation of new healthcare technologies, products and services.
“The Health Innovation Hub has great potential to accelerate the growth of Irish companies in this sector while also providing solutions to problems faced by the health service,” Bruton said.
“We are determined to press on with the development of this project as part of our overall plan to support Irish enterprises and create the jobs we need.”