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.

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.

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 of 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 management of the living labs programmes and Digital Innovation.