NHS tech company acquired by Ireland’s Clanwilliam Group
An Irish firm has acquired the London-based company behind technology that helps GPs predict when specific patients risk developing chronic diseases.
Informatica Systems Limited, whose offering also enables the tracking of disease progression across entire populations, is now part of Dublin-headquartered Clanwilliam Group.
The company will operate within Clanwilliam’s NHS division.
Informatica Systems provides predictive analytics technology to every GP practice in Wales, where it has allowed NHS Wales to track major public health problems and clinical issues such as seasonal vaccinations.
Its technology is also relied on by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across England.
In GP practices, doctors use Informatica’s decision support software to analyse records and flag when a patient risks developing chronic conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, increasing the likelihood of early intervention.
Informatica has worked with the NHS for 25 years. It is the 16th healthcare technology business to join Clanwilliam Group in the last four years.
Since 2014, Clanwilliam has spent over €130m adding businesses to its portfolio.
Informatica’s founder and MD, Philip Brown, said: “We have become very focussed on prevention as a business, helping NHS organisations and professionals to intervene at the right time to prevent people becoming unwell.
“Analytics can be a powerful tool in helping to unearth data that can save lives, and which is otherwise locked away in the confines of patient notes.”
He continued: “Joining Clanwilliam Group means we will be better able to help the NHS, drawing on a much wider pool of expertise to develop our systems, and a wider network of NHS suppliers in the group that will help us to expand the reach of our technology much further across the health service.”
Clanwilliam Group CEO Howard Beggs commented: “With very strong leadership, backable founders, and a robust technical stack, [Informatica Systems] fits extremely well into Clanwilliam Group as our first technology provider focussed solely on primary care.
“Informatica Systems will retain a dedicated focus on meeting the needs of its established customer base, which we look forward to expanding by committing new resources and fostering collaboration with other companies in our NHS division.”