The International Society for Digital Health (ISDH) is global collaboration of organizations and individuals committed to drive a metamorphosis of global health systems using the “Stay Left, Shift Left-10X” paradigm to radically improve global health outcomes, equity, efficiency, effectiveness and experience.

ISDH Overview

Based on the principles of Open Innovation 2.0, a community based on high trust, high talent, high tech and high touch works together to drive an accelerated phase transition to a new kind of global health system which delivers wellness, wellbeing, welfare and wealth for an increasing proportion of global inhabitants.

We identify Digital Health as a new multidisciplinary discipline which exists at the intersection of the health, digital technology, economics, demographics, genomics and other fields.

With a secretariat based in the Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University, Ireland, we work together to orchestrate collaborative, complimentary and compounding digital health innovations which deliver step function or 10X improvements in the quadruple aim outcomes (health, value, experience, quality of life).

We recognize the importance of holistic representation across the quadruple helix of government, industry, academia and most importantly citizens/patients.

The flagship events of the ISDH include the annual UNGA Digital Health symposium and an annual International Summer School in Health.

If you are interested in join ISDH and being part of a global movement for better health, aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal Number 3, better wellbeing and health for all, please register your interest below with your Name, Role, Organization & Email and we will follow-up with you soon.

Current Members

Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University and Digital Health Lead at IVI

Professor Martin Curley

Clinical Director of Radiology at Blackrock Health

Dr John Sheehan

Executive Director of Global Strategic Partnerships at Northwell Health

Elaine Brennan

Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Health Association

Ryl Jensen

Founder and CEO of iHeal HealthTech Pvt Ltd

Romita Ghosh

President of Copeland Clinical Ai (C2-Ai)

Richard A. D. Jones

Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University and Digital Health Lead at IVI

Professor Martin Curley

Martin Curley is Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University. Most recently, Martin was Director of the Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at the Health Service Executive (HSE), helping enable the digital transformation of Ireland’s health service and also served as 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. He also served as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe leading Intel’s research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem. Prior to this Curley was Global Director of IT Innovation and Director of IT Strategy and Technology at Intel. Earlier in his Intel career, he held a number of senior positions for Intel in the United States and Europe. He also worked in research and management positions at GE in Ireland and Philips in the Netherlands.

Martin has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in business studies, both from University College Dublin, Ireland. He received his Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Curley is the author of eight books on technology management for value, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the British Computer Society and, the Irish Computer Society. Martin is co-founder of the Innovation Value Institute at Maynooth University, a unique industry-academia collaboration driving research and development of advanced IT and Digital maturity frameworks. He was previously a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research and a visiting research fellow at the CERN Open Lab in Geneva. He was the inaugural winner of the Engineers Ireland Innovation engineer of the year in 2006 and was jointly awarded European Chief Technology Officer of the year for 2015-2016.

Clinical Director of Radiology at Blackrock Health

Dr John Sheehan

John is deeply engaged in healthcare technology, with a focus on emerging innovations like cloud computing, AI, Augmented Reality, Robotics and Quantum Computing. His work revolves around bridging the clinical, digital, and industrial realms to advance technology policy.

John’s journey in Radiology commenced in 2005 when he embarked on fellowships in MRI (Body, Neuro & MSK) and Cardiovascular Imaging at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. His dedication led him to become the Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging at NorthShore University Health System by 2009.

Currently, John serves as a Consultant Radiologist at Blackrock Health (Hermitage & Blackrock Clinics) and Mobile Medical Diagnostics, specialising in Diagnostic to Interventional Radiology. His expertise shines in Cardiovascular, Hepatobiliary, Prostate, MSK, and Colonography, where he continues to set new standards.

John also holds the role of Clinical Director at Hermitage Clinic and Mobile Medical Diagnostics, while providing valuable advice to xWave Technologies. In this capacity, he brings his clinical insights to inform administrative decision-making.

As the Vice Chair of Ireland’s Digital Health Association, John plays a role in shaping Ireland’s Digital Health Strategy.

Known for his calm diligence and solution-focused approach, John balances his professional life with diverse hobbies like music, gardening, and photography.

Join John on his journey to drive healthcare technology and innovation for a brighter future.

Executive Director of Global Strategic Partnerships at Northwell Health

Elaine Brennan

Elaine Brennan is Executive Director, Global Strategic Partnerships at Northwell Health where she has responsibility for developing collaborative and strategic relationships and has created innovative new programs at Northwell.

Ms. Brennan originally joined Northwell Health to create the Pharma Ventures group and led the innovative approach to managing and developing collaborative and strategic relationships with the pharmaceutical/ biotech and device industry to establish Northwell as a premier destination for clinical research, health outcomes and digital innovation.

Ms. Brennan subsequently created Northwell’s International Program developing strategic alliances with government trade agencies to enable access to a pipeline of international innovative technologies and companies for procurement, research and investment.

In addition, Ms. Brennan manages several strategic network and individual relationships on behalf of Northwell that drive value across many cross functional areas of the health system.

Previously, Ms. Brennan was the CEO of Socrates, a health care information technology company, where she led the development and launch of its technology platform in the United States. She also headed up Life Sciences for Enterprise Ireland (Irish Government), managing life science companies entering the US market, screening them for market readiness, assisting with fund raising and commercialization path ways. She also founded Gastroenterology Ireland, which combined a cluster of companies, research and development, and Irish opinion leaders in Ireland and the US with the purpose of creating a niche competency for a country, driving funding and innovation.

Her pharmaceutical career at Roche, Bristol Myers Squibb and AbbVie included marketing/sales and clinical roles launching blockbuster products in the virology sector.

Ms. Brennan has published scientific articles on genetic engineering and biodegradable polymers applications, and patented many products in the same area. She earned her science degree in the United Kingdom and her early education in Ireland and Belgium.

Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Health Association

Ryl Jensen

Ryl Jensen is the Chief Executive Officer of the DHA with a background in IT having previously worked for the likes of IBM, EDS, and Merrill Lynch HSBC in London. She worked in Customer Relationship Management and Disaster Recovery, responsible for Service Level Agreements and Service Delivery Management. She has a strong customer focus and is passionate about health policy, research, and helping people. Ryl’s goal would be to see New Zealand’s Health System in a stronger, more resilient and connected position through digital health, driving better and more equitable health outcomes for all.

Ryl has been active in the Health and Disability Sector for a number of years, firstly being an advocate for women’s health and then later for digital interoperability. At a Government level she has written and contributed to health policy. She has a strong passion for the health sector, in particular digital health, and how it can be a key enabler to improve health outcomes and healthcare delivery.

Ryl has a Master of Health from Victoria University of Wellington, with a focus on health policy, planning, and systems structures. Her thesis completed in 2022 is titled Exploring a Digital Health Governance Framework for New Zealand – A mixed methods study.

Ryl was one of three main contributors to the DHA’s Health Opportunities Report Hauora, Mauri Ora: Enabling a Healthier Aotearoa New Zealand, released in 2021 by the Minister of Health Andrew Little.

Ryl is married with two children and lives in the Kapiti Coast on a small lifestyle block with her family. She is an avid reader, and loves cycling and walking along the river near her house with her dog Benji.

Founder and CEO of iHeal HealthTech Pvt Ltd

Romita Ghosh

Ms. Romita Ghosh, an esteemed Founder-CEO at the forefront of the MedTech industry, spearheads innovative and impactful ventures that transform healthcare in India. With an unwavering commitment to revolutionize the industry, she has founded highly successful MedTech companies. Transitioning from research at the Tata Cancer Center, Romita’s passion for tangible change led her to become an exemplary entrepreneur. Through visionary leadership, her ventures have positively impacted more than 200,000 lives. Recognized with the Women Transforming India Award 2021 by Niti Aayog, Romita’s contributions are highly regarded. Romita holds double majors in Biotechnology and Biochemistry, alongside an MBA. She is an alumnus of IIM Udaipur and served as an ICMR research fellow at IIT Hyderabad. Her achievements include being named one of the Top 50 Women in Innovation by CII PwC. Additionally, her groundbreaking solution, Maap AI, revolutionizing child nutrition, earned her a place in the prestigious Top 10 of the Bayer Women Empowerment Award. Receiving numerous accolades such as the Most Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur Award and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Romita’s journey is recognized for its impact. Falicitated by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and invited to the United Nations General Assembly, she is a sought-after speaker and advocate. In line with her ethos, Romita Ghosh received specialized training at the German Institute of Sustainability and Development, further strengthening her commitment to sustainable practices in the field of healthcare. Contributing to the startup ecosystem, Romita mentors aspiring founders and leads the India-Germany Bilateral Business Council, championing women in science. Her media presence includes appearances on TV programs and features by renowned outlets, further solidifying her influence. Romita Ghosh’s exceptional journey, pioneering spirit, and unwavering dedication to transforming healthcare establish her as an influential figure, inspiring countless individuals and shaping the future of the industry

President of Copeland Clinical Ai (C2-Ai)

Richard A. D. Jones

Richard currently serves as President of Copeland Clinical Ai (C2-Ai), a digital health company that has developed, tested, and proven unique clinical Artificial Intelligence (AI)-backed systems that help hospitals and health systems worldwide demonstrably reduce avoidable harm, mortality, and cost.

Aside from this, Richard is a business mentor for GE Healthcare, and is an

Richard is also the author of Strategy Genius: 40 Insights From the Science of Strategic Thinking, and this book makes it easy to apply what researchers know about strategic thinking to the real world. It includes 40 chapters based on hundreds of cutting-edge business and psychology research projects reveal what works and what doesn’t work in strategy. Each of the 40 chapters is a mini-masterclass in strategic thinking, explaining the research and showing you how to apply it for yourself.

Richard serves as a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.