Tuesday, 6 June 2017

HealthBeacon announces new jobs

Jim Joyce CEO, HealthBeacon and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D. today announced the creation of 20 new jobs for the Dublin based digital health company. The new jobs, being announced as part of a market visit led by An Taoiseach to Chicago, support the launch of HealthBeacon’s technology expansion into North America to support existing offices in Boston and Montreal.

The “Smart Sharps System” helps patients adhere to their medication schedule. Current estimated costs to manage medication non-adherence is estimated to be $290 billion in the US market alone. The use of HealthBeacon smart technology aims to make a dramatic impact to cost savings within the healthcare industry.

HealthBeacon technology, currently available in Europe, will expand its' operations into the USA over the next two years driving medical technology growth and development between the countries. The expansion of the platform will provide access to the technology globally in Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East.

Speaking in Chicago Jim Joyce, CEO, HealthBeacon and co-founder said; “We are delighted that the growth of HealthBeacon in Ireland will enable our expansion into North America, creating a hub that delivers key Irish technology to the healthcare market. The technology is manufactured in Dublin and will soon be exported around the world”. Jim added; “Connected medicine is revolutionizing medication adherence. HealthBeacon connects real life data about a patient’s behaviour and so can provide powerful clinical insights and targeted interventions to improve treatment and outcomes. We are excited to see our smart tool expand and assist clever patient medication management globally”.

The new roles will be include IT roles, software developers, project management and customer service executives and will be based in Co Dublin - bringing Health Beacon total headcount to 37.

Speaking at the announcement, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said, "The expansion of HealthBeacon and the creation of an additional 20 jobs once again underlines Ireland’s position as a hub for high-end technology. When coupled with our highly skilled talent pool it makes Ireland a very attractive proposition to invest and expand and the Government will continue to make the right policies to ensure that businesses like HealthBeacon can continue to thrive."