Cerner will create 50 new roles focussed on R&D and the improvement of data intelligence and population health management for its European clients

Dublin – 16th July 2018, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD today announced that Cerner, a supplier of health and care technology and services, plans to significantly grow its Dublin hub for research and development. Working with the support of the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, Cerner will create 50 new roles focussed on R&D and the improvement of data intelligence and population health management for its European clients.

The expertise and innovation that the company will build in Ireland will initially focus on developing advanced predictive algorithms to run on Cerner’s population health intelligence platform, HealtheIntentSM, and help clients proactively manage health and improve the wellbeing of their communities. These advancements enable a shift from reactive care to proactive health, supporting health and care professionals to take appropriate preventative actions that can keep patients out of the hospitals, reduce morbidity, and encourage citizens to take ownership over the management of their health.

Speaking about the announcement, Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD said “I am delighted to see Cerner expand its Dublin operation with the creation of 50 high-quality R&D jobs. This is an exciting announcement, which enhances Ireland’s capability in the healthcare IT sector. I wish the company every success in the exciting times ahead.”

The expansion of Cerner’s operations in Ireland reaffirms its commitment to invest and contribute to Ireland’s growth by developing local expertise and creating a research infrastructure that can then be leveraged for future projects. It also highlights the rapid growth of its industry-leading population health management tools and services around the globe and sets Ireland as a launchpad to drive innovations to be used around the world.

Cerner will create 50 new research and development job positions to join its Dublin-based Intellectual Property (IP) development team. New roles to be recruited include software engineers, software architects, designers and data visualisation developers, with different levels of knowledge and experience. Successful candidates will gain a variety of skills and receive training on relevant technology tools including different programming languages, big data and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and the Agile Software Development methodology.

Matthew Pickett, Senior Director and General Manager for Cerner Ireland, said: “Cerner have had a permanent presence in Ireland since 2007, supporting our global clients in the transformation of health and care services and the improvement of their populations’ wellbeing. When seeking a European location in which to further build upon Cerner’s rapidly growing capabilities in Population Health Management, the expansion of our existing Dublin team was a natural step.

“Projects resulting from this new investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will enable the delivery of smarter, better care for citizens and healthier populations across the globe.”

Aiden Malone, Senior Director for Population Health in Europe, added: “Population health is about taking responsibility for managing the overall health and wellbeing of a defined population and being accountable for the health outcomes of that population. It’s about how we can move from treating conditions to preventing them from happening in the first place. The expansion of our R&D team in Dublin will allow us to develop new intelligence on our HealtheIntentSM platform and continue to enable the shift to value-based care for populations through delivering outcomes one person at a time.

We are looking forward to partnering with companies, academic institutions, and the thriving innovation scene in the Irish ecosystem to bring together research and development in areas of medical technology, pharmaceutical, big data & analytics, advanced technology and the focus area of IoT. These elements are key components of delivering Population Health Management and will have a direct impact on improving outcomes of millions of lives.”

Welcoming the announcement Mary Buckley, Executive Director, IDA Ireland said “Cerner is a high-profile company and leader in the healthcare IT market.  This investment by Cerner is ambitious in scope and addresses pressing future challenges in healthcare.  It will enrich Ireland’s capability in the key technology areas of big data management and processing.  This investment also provides an excellent reference point for IDA Ireland in convergence technologies.”

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