Scottish health tech start up signs deals with NHS Highland and NHS Forth Valley

Infix Support, a health tech start-up based in Scotland, has signed contracts with NHS Highland and NHS Forth Valley to implement its software.

Founded by consultant anaesthetist Dr Matthew Freer in 2019, the software is said to improve operating theatre efficiency and support waiting list management through its virtual portal.

The contract wins follow the recent implementation of the tool at NHS Lothian, where an independent review by the University of Stirling in 2022 found that the tool can improve operating theatre efficiency by close to 40 per cent. 

On using the portal for eye cases at NHS Lothian, the company added that it helped enable service change within the health board, and complete an additional 570 operations.

Dr Matthew Freer, CEO and founder of Infix Support, said: “Eye cases are only one area where our technology can have transformational impact, so as we roll the tech out across other operations, we’re going to see the easing of waiting lists on a much larger scale, with associated cost savings.”

The company has also announced a partnership with InterSystems with an aim to “internationalise the technology”. Chris Norton, managing director UK and Ireland, InterSystems, added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Infix and working with the business to help support its customers on a global level. Our integration capabilities will allow Infix’s customers to benefit from advanced interoperability within healthcare settings, and we look forward to seeing this relationship continue to grow in the future.” 

Calum Campbell, chief executive, NHS Lothian, said: “The support of the Infix scheduling system and the transparency within which it presents system improvement opportunities is excellent.”