Kerry-based Salaso partners with New York health giant

9 Dec 2016

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Salaso Health Solutions is profiting from a recent Enterprise Ireland deal in the US, now partnering up with Northwell Health to deliver various therapies.

At the start of December, Enterprise Ireland signed an agreement with a major New York healthcare provider, Northwell Health, allowing for its clients to pair with the US firm.

Within one week, the first deal has been signed, as Kerry-based Salaso gets on board. With offices in London and New York, Salaso – with a HQ in Tralee – will provide its “innovative patient engagement solutions” to Northwell.


This will allow the New York company to offer online physical therapy services to victims of stroke, movement disorders and other neurological conditions – with a further deepening of ties already under discussion.

Aoife Ní Mhuiri, founder and CEO of Salaso, said the deal was “instrumental in the international expansion of Salaso”.

“The innovative and patient-centric approach to care at Northwell Health is key to optimising the patient engagement solutions developed by Salaso,” she said.“We very much look forward to developing our relationship with Northwell Health further in 2017 and beyond.”

Salaso’s platform uses exercise videos tailored for specific patients, prescribed by medical practitioners.

Patients report their compliance and progress through a mobile app, including their pain and effort levels, and other measures that help evaluate whether they are improving.

Healthcare professionals are able to review patients’ feedback remotely to help determine if patients are complying with the therapy and progressing in their recovery.

“We are excited about our partnership with Salaso and believe their online physical therapy solution will enhance the quality and experience of care for our patients,” said Souhel Najjar, MD, SVP and executive director of Northwell’s Neurology Service Line, and chair and professor of neurology at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Earlier this year, Gráinne Barry, COO of Salaso, told that her company was “amplifying the capacity of physical therapy”, which means “getting people better, faster”.

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic