Friday, 20 February 2015

Full Health Medical selected for Global Challenge Cup Competition

We are delighted to announce that Full Health Medical has been selected to take part in a major competition aimed to identify the most promising start-ups in the health sector worldwide.

The Challenge Cup 2015 is run by  US based startup incubator 1776. It is a global competition that spans 16 cities in 11 countries to identify the most promising startups with the best ideas to solve the world's biggest challenges.

Full Health Medical, was one of a number of companies shortlisted from more than 5,000 applicants for the Challenge Cup 2015. We will be competing on February 27th in Dublin.

If successful in Dublin, Full Health Medical will have the chance of winning a place at the week long Challenge Festival in May in Washington D.C. in the US to compete for up to  $650,000 in prizes. This event will convene the top 64 startups from the 16 regional Challenge Cup competitions. It also provides the unique opportunity to connect with mentors, corporate partners, policymakers, and potential investors.

The Challenge Cup 2015 competition aims to identify startups that are compelling, world changing, highly scalable and that aim to make tangible differences in peoples’ lives.

Full Health Medical was founded by Paul McCarthy and his wife Dr Ann Shortt who works as a consultant in emergency medicine.

The company provides user-friendly health screening software that instantly combines medical test results and questionnaires to produce personalised health reports, accessible to the patient or employee on any internet-connected device. 

Participants in screening programmes powered by Full Health Medical are provided with personalised, accessible health reports created and approved by experienced medical specialists and consultants which highlight areas of concern and advise them on the next best course of action.

The platform contains all of the features necessary to enable health and wellbeing screening to be a faster, higher quality and drastically more cost effective service. Full Health provides employees and patients with the same convenience they now take for granted as they shop, bank or book holidays online.

 Dr Shortt, Co Founder of Full Health Medical said, “This is great recognition of the big problem we are trying to solve.  Although the level of preventative health testing has increased, the quality of interpretation of those results and advice has not. Our software has already interpreted 750,000 complex medical test results and made these patient friendly and accessible on any smart phone or Internet connected device”.

Mr Paul Mc Carthy CEO Full Health Medical said “The Challenge Cup comes at the perfect time with our launch in the UK next month at the NEC Birmingham Health and Wellbeing at Work 2015 exhibition. We have a strong established business here in the Irish market with our technology extensively used by health screening providers, large employers, multinationals, occupational health providers, private hospitals and Primary Care Centres.”

For more information please contact, Paul McCarthy (
Telephone (UK) +44 (0) 203 4681118
Ireland                +353 (1) 5549795