Maria O’Loughlin is an organisational psychologist and Assistant National Director for Organisational Digital Change in the HSE. She provides executive level advice, guidance and support on all areas of transformation with a specific focus on; organisational development, engagement, innovation, digital change and inclusion. Through this focus across stakeholder groups Maria helps enable the creation of a collaboration environment for organisations working with the HSE.
Maria leads many of the innovation and start-up relationships in Health Business Services in the HSE, ensuring these grow from new ideas to programmes of work embedded in the Irish healthcare culture and advises on the delivery of an organisational structure and culture that enables health in Ireland to adopt a 21st century digital fabric. A passionate advocate on how technology can impact healthcare and its delivery, Maria and her colleagues seek to represent Ireland nationally and internationally, building the reputation of HSE as an open and transparent organisation.
With more than 20 years in people focused roles in the public and private sector, Maria uses this experience to put people at the centre of everything she does. Maria is the co-founder of the One HealthTech Ireland Hub and believes strongly on the positive impact of diversity and inclusion to drive change.
Maria has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, an MSc in Computers and Information Systems and an MSc in Organisational Psychology. Maria was nominated as Digital Leader of the year for the Women In IT Awards 2018.