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About us


The HSE Digital Innovation team was established in mid 2019 with a simple vision:

Our Vision

Develop and unleash the digital capability of the HSE and associated ecosystem to drive breakthrough improvements in health service efficiency, effectiveness and experience.


Our Mission

Drive HSE Digital Competence, Capability, Capacity and Change  to support the rapid adoption of disruptive Digital Health technologies to enable better patient, staff and system efficiency, effectiveness and experience.

The 5 pillars of HSE Digital Transformation

Our Team

Meet and learn more about our team

Martin Curley is Director of the Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at the Health Service Executive (HSE), helping enable the digital transformation of Ireland’s health service. Most recently Martin was Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the HSE. Prior to joining the HSE Martin was Senior Vice President and group head for Global Digital Practice at Mastercard. Previously Martin was vice president at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs which he helped grow across the European region.

With over 20 years experience working in our Health Service, Ross has led various eHealth, Communications and Programme Management roles. His role within the HSE Digital Transformation team includes managing HSE Digital Labs, an eHealth Innovation Portfolio and supporting the Masters in Digital Health Transformation.

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Lorraine has worked with the HSE for 19 years across Primary Care, Procurement, Communications Lead (National HR) and Innovation Management. Lorraine is a member of the steering group for National Staff Engagement Forum and Action 6 OPS DPER Innovation Team.

Des has more than 35 years’ experience in the health service with senior roles across nursing, acute management and HIPE. Des is passionate in creating opportunities to engage with cross functional teams directly impacting service user experiences, safety and outcomes.

Michael completed his PhD in neural engineering before joining the HSE Digital Transformation Team. His research applied AI and machine learning to electrophysiological signals to understand how the human brain processes speech. He leads ongoing projects in AI, machine learning and natural language processing for HSE Digital Transformation.

Jim has worked in Information Technology for 28 years with both the public and private sector in companies as diverse as Dell Computer Corporation, Meath county council and PMPA. He has 14 years’ experience with the HSE, working primarily within the OoCIO. He is a longtime advocate for improvement in Healthcare delivery supported by digital innovation. His role in the HSE Digital Transformation team is the lead for the living labs program.