Dublin’s Beacon Hospital has signed a deal to use Irish technology company Sláinte Healthcare’s ‘Claimsure’ software.
The software is designed to help hospitals manage their cash-flow by changing the way in which insurance claims are processed.
Claimsure is installed in over 80pc of hospitals throughout the country and processes approximately €1.4bn in insurance claims annually.
“Beacon Hospital is one of the leading independent hospitals in this country and has been driving medical innovation since we opened in 2006,” said its ceo, Michael Cullen.
“Our aim is to continue to drive efficiencies in healthcare by using the best technology available to improve our service, reduce our administrative costs and deliver a fast and efficient medical experience for our patients,” Mr Cullen added.
“Our strategy is to engage with like-minded innovative partners who are also experts in their field and this is why we made the decision to appoint market-leader Sláinte Healthcare to manage claims at the hospital.” Slainte Healthcare said it has grown by over 1,500pc in the last five years. The Dublin-based company employs over 130 people here and in the Middle East, Australia and the UK.
Slainte chief executive Andrew Murphy was a finalist in this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
The Beacon Hospital was bought earlier this year by businessman Denis O’Brien, who is a shareholder in Independent News and Media (INM), which publishes the Irish Independent.