We were mentioned by Silicon republic when we enetered the Virgin Voom awards and became 1st in our category in Ireland after a speedy and national public campaign! Many other national media outlets showcased my story (for free!) which really helped me meet my target!
I remember receiving a text message from a good friend, Dr John Fitzsimons, telling me to go on Twitter. To my surprise, my work was showcased in Qatar by no one other than the President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Maureen Bisognano. I think the above image captures the endorsement nicely!
In 2015 I was delighted to be selected as a finalist for the IMPACT awards with SEI. “The Impact Programme aims to support social entrepreneurs who have developed effective solutions to particular social or environmental problems. Over the course of the Impact Programme we aim to help our Awardees develop a clear plan on how best to scale that solution significantly. So, if you have a project that is successfully tackling a particular social or environmental problem in Ireland and are looking to grow that impact even further, then this is the programme for you.”
My work was always about making our society a better place, and helping the most vulnerable people, especially patients. So it came as no surprise to me when An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny, told everyone that “MediStori will save our health service millions”. (He also called me “young” which I greatly appreciated!!)