Reading-based Insource, a data management company used by the NHS, has acquired Gooroo, which provides administrative management software for hospitals.

Gooroo was established in Shrewsbury in 2011 and specialises in forecasting and capacity planning across NHS hospitals, especially planning non-elective and elective beds at agreed levels of risk, reducing elective waiting times along clinical pathways, and automating it all into coherent and integrated plans.

Rob Findlay, founder of Gooroo, said: “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.”

Sam Elliott, chief executive at Insource, added “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. Rob Findlay, in particular, brings such insightful knowledge of 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.”

Date published: May 5, 2021

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