Enterprise Ireland has brokered a major deal with leading US healthcare provider AdvantHealth in a move that could allow Irish companies to gain direct access to key market leaders in the US.

AdventHealth is one of the largest nonprofit hospital groups in the United States, caring for more than five million patients per year. AdventHealth operates more than 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care centers in nine states.

The AdventHealth partnership is a market-led initiative, co-ordinated by Enterprise Ireland to allow Irish companies direct access to key market leaders in the US. As a result, companies will have access to clinicians and key decision makers in a major health network, which will provide valuable insights in the products and services that are required to meet market demand in the future.

“Working with Enterprise Ireland allows us to search for healthcare innovators on a global scale and find the most innovative solutions to improve our patients’ health and wellbeing”

“The agreement signed today will prove very beneficial to Irish companies looking to gain a deeper understanding and access to the US health system,” explained Enterprise Ireland executive director Stephen Creaner.

“AdventHealth is a global leader in best practice of improving patient experiences and we are delighted to officially enter into this strategic alliance which will ultimately improve the efficiency of bringing new Irish technologies, products and services to benefit patients in the US, while further confirming Ireland’s status as a global leader in healthcare solutions.”

Med in Ireland

The deal was signed in the presence of Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business Pat Breen TD during the Enterprise Ireland Med in Ireland 2019 Medical Technologies Conference.

“The partnership agreed today between AdventHealth and Enterprise Ireland will give Irish medical technologies and healthcare companies the opportunity to supply innovative products and services to one of the leading healthcare providers in the US,” Minister Breen said.

“Having a world class healthcare provider such as AdventHealth enter into this strategic alliance is a great endorsement of what Ireland has to offer in healthcare provision and medical technology.”

Through the partnership, AdventHealth will be able to connect with international companies across sectors including medical devices, diagnostics, health care services, and software and information technologies.

AdventHealth is seeking companies focused on improving outcomes, lowering costs, and improving quality of care and will work with Enterprise Ireland and their clients to develop and commercialise new medical technologies, secure joint ventures and provide platforms to integrate with US healthcare companies.

“As a national organisation focused on providing world-class health care, AdventHealth has partnered with US businesses of all sizes to find solutions to our greatest opportunities,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division.

“Working with Enterprise Ireland allows us to search for healthcare innovators on a global scale and find the most innovative solutions to improve our patients’ health and wellbeing.”

Main image: Owen Beard on Unsplash  

Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 18 October, 2019

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