The Irish Medtech Association, and Connected Health Skillnet, supported by Skillnet Ireland, commissioned HealthXL to conduct a skills needs analysis for digital health.

The objectives of this report are threefold:

  • To identify and benchmark the digital health roles and associated skillset needed for the medtech, pharma and start up sectors.
  • To provide expert-led insights on current and future skill demands for the industry in Ireland
  • To inform the development of grant-funded digital health training programmes to be delivered by Connected Health Skillnet, and other educational institutions.

An incredible 968 digital health profiles from the health tech industry were analysed to provide insight into the types of roles and skills required in digital health. This was leveraged to build the digital health skills framework.

Three roundtables and numerous one-to-one interviews with experts from Ireland, the US, as well as UK, to further develop, and validate the novel skills framework.

Two industry surveys, based on the digital health skills framework, were conducted internationally and nationally to determine demand.

A total 170 thought leaders contributed to the skills needs analysis.