January 30, 2020 @ 16:10 by Richard Dawson
IT healthcare solutions provider, Clarity Informatics, is targeting global success with plans to expand into international markets.
The Wallsend-based company has a clinical guidance platform called Prodigy, designed to assist GPs, paramedics and other healthcare professionals to treat common conditions and symptoms.
The technology forms the clinical content of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) service.
Every month 400,000 clinicians (over 50 per cent of the NHS clinical workforce) rely on clinical information and guidance authored by Clarity Informatics.
Prodigy is currently only sold in a handful of markets outside the UK. So, the company is expanding its business development efforts internationally.
Prodigy is aimed at primary and first contact healthcare professionals, particularly those working in the English-speaking world, which have similar healthcare systems to the UK.
It will remain free of charge to medical professionals in the UK, as part of the NICE CKS.
Tim Sewart, CEO of Clarity Informatics, said: “Our business has grown significantly over the last year, with turnover topping over £3.5million in 2019, in part thanks to the growth of our web-based intranet and sharing portal – TeamNet – which is now used by 1 in 3 GP surgeries in England and Wales.
“We’re proud to be one of a small number of commercial enterprises to be accredited by NICE in the UK and have a longstanding relationship with NICE as authors of their clinical guidance.
“We can see significant potential to expand the reach of Prodigy globally and create opportunities for healthcare professionals in other markets to benefit from rigorously reviewed clinical guidance available to them at the point of care.”