Insource Ltd – a data management provider to the NHS – has announced the acquisition of Gooroo, a company which specialises in capacity planning.
The deal is set to strengthen Insource’s offering of Elective Care Recovery data management solutions to the NHS and private UK healthcare providers, as well as its provision of integrated data solutions to ICSs and the NHS.
According to the company, the transaction represents a ‘significant commitment’ by Insource to expand its Elective Care Management portfolio, in response to the ‘data-hungry reporting’ and ‘complex data management needs’ highlighted during COVID, and which are now increasing in demand.
Insource’s data management platform unifies and standardises NHS Trust data sets, including elective care, to provide an automated, validated data source to assist operational decision making in near real-time. With the addition of the Gooroo suite of products, it will offer a ‘data foundation’ for agile, short, medium and long-term capacity planning.
Combining the Insource data platform and Gooroo capacity planning solution it says, ‘moves planning from a manual, yearly exercise into an agile, responsive, operational capability’ which aims to improve patient throughput and resource usage. The goal is, ultimately, to enhance data quality and utilisation by enabling staff to access accurate information on waiting lists, clinical priorities, breaches, bed availability, and theatre usage.
Sam Elliott, CEO at Insource, said: “The acquisition of Gooroo is a major next step in our combined growth strategy. We are delighted to welcome Gooroo into Insource at such a critical time for Elective Care Recovery in the NHS.
“With the impetus of digitisation during COVID, now is the time to make significant strides in data management across the service. Data unification and standardisation are essential if the NHS is to be able to integrate, manage and utilise data in any meaningful way. With this new acquisition, Insource is ideally placed to help not only with elective care but also in the planned NHS restructuring around ICSs. Our proven data solutions are operational in Acute settings, Mental Health and Community, so we’re exceptionally well placed to address the challenges of cross-regional care.”
Rob Findlay, Founder of Gooroo, added: “Good quality, accurate and timely data is vital to the NHS and the need for accurate planning and comprehensive reporting is only going to get bigger. I am delighted to have joined forces with Insource at this critical time, as they add enormous depth and capability to everything Gooroo does. They have industrial-strength technology for automatically bringing disparate data sets together and powering the data feeds that Gooroo systems need. Together we bring powerful planning to front-line managers and enable them to measure ongoing performance against evolving waiting time targets.”