A major technology provider to NHS GP practices in Wales has been acquired by the healthcare and services business, Clanwilliam Group.
Informatica Systems provides predictive analytics to every GP practice in Wales, enabling the country’s NHS to track major public health issues and clinical issues such as seasonal vaccinations.
The company’s technology is similarly relied on by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England and is used to support England’s national public health screening initiative, NHS Health Checks.
Doctors also directly use Informatica Systems’ decision support software to analyse patient records and flag when a patient is at risk of developing a chronic condition, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, allowing early interventions.
The move follows calls from prime minister Theresa May earlier this year for the NHS to use data and artificial intelligence to transform diagnoses.
Informatica Systems is now the 16th healthcare technology company to join Clanwilliam Group in the last four years.
Speaking about the acquisition, Philip Brown, managing director at Informatica Systems, 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.
“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.”
Howard Beggs, CEO of Clanwilliam Group, said: “Informatica Systems is a long-standing and trusted company providing invaluable services to its NHS customers. With very strong leadership, backable founders, and a robust technical stack, the company 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.”