Maria McCann

Maria McCann

Organisational Psychologist, Director of Identity Management Services at HSE Ireland

Maria McCann is an organisational psychologist and Director of the Health Identity Management Services in HSE.

This role sits under operations in the HSE. She is responsible for the identity management services of the HSE in particular the delivery of the Individual Health Identifier (IHI) for individuals as well as unique identifiers for practitioners of health services; is the lead for the Data and Informatics Programme for the HSE UKR crisis response and is leading a programme of work on Human Digital Transformation.

She provides executive level advice, guidance and support on all areas of transformation with a specific focus on; organisational development, engagement, innovation and digital change.

Maria is passionate about stakeholder engagement and the creation of a collaboration environment for organisations working with the HSE.

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 25 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 a board member for the charity Spunout, a 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.