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Thursday 14 December 2017

Irish tech-health provider to create 30 jobs after €2.5m investment

May Harney, Chair of VideoDoc, Dr Conor O’Hanlon, Medical Director of VideoDoc, and Mary O’Brien, CEO VideoDoc
May Harney, Chair of VideoDoc, Dr Conor O’Hanlon, Medical Director of VideoDoc, and Mary O’Brien, CEO VideoDoc
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Irish tech-health provider VideoDoc is to create 30 new jobs over the next 12 months following a €2.5m investment in the company.

The company, which provides a web portal and mobile app healthcare service that allows patients to consult with their doctor or see a VideoDoctor through an online video platform, also confirmed the appointment of former Tánaiste Mary Harney as its chairperson.

Part of the €2.5m investment will be allocated to the recruitment of GP's in Ireland and the UK to ensure that, as the service grows, the waiting time to see a doctor will remain at its current time of under three minutes.

VideoDoc, which was founded in 2014, has also confirmed the appointment of Dr. Conor O’Hanlon, a founding member of the Irish College of General Practitioners, as its new Medical Director.

Commenting on the announcement, Ms Harney said she was "delighted" to be appointed chair of the company, noting that eHealth, and telemedicine in particular, has unlocked huge potential across several tech-embracing countries,

"I believe that online consultations are not a replacement for the well-established GP service that currently exists across Ireland and the UK, but rather complements and supports it," Ms Harney said.

Today’s announcement follows the continued growth of the company across both Ireland and the UK.

Currently the company partners with several high-profile health providers across Ireland including VHI, Beaumont Hospital, Group Schemes in Ireland, and Clanwilliam Healthcare, as well the NHS in the UK.

"We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with our new investors and to be outlining the exciting growth plans this partnership will facilitate.

The addition of Ms Harney as chair and Dr O’Hanlon as Medical Director will provide invaluable experience and skill to our senior team as we look to expand our offering across the Irish and UK markets, as well as further afield," Mary O’Brien, CEO of VideoDoc, said.

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