Insight Industry: Insight spin-out to cut hospital waiting lists

Submitted on Sunday, 24/07/2022

Insight spin-out, has the potential to radically reduce hospital waiting list times, according to founders Naomh McElhatton and Prof Barry O’Sullivan.

The SaaS based solution is a strategic clinical design tool built to minimise hospital waiting lists. Using novel technology developed at the Insight SFI Centre, provides a system that supports hospital administrations in capacity planning decisions.

The innovation will support and guide hospitals on how to best allocate times that best match their patient category requirements, without the interruption to daily working practice. This is the first technology solution of its kind. founders include entrepreneur CEO Naomh McElhatton (Irish Times Top Five Entrepreneurs to Watch 2019) and Professor Barry O’Sullivan, past President of the European AI Association and award-winning academic in the fields of artificial intelligence, constraint programming, prescriptive analytics, ethics and public policy. Prof O’Sullivan is a director of the Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland’s largest data research institute and has been appointed Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer for

Professor Noel O’Connor, CEO of the Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics, welcomed the announcement saying: ‘We are proud to add to the growing network of Insight spin out companies. This is yet another example of successful collaboration between Science Foundation Ireland, the universities and industry to bring excellent research from concept to fruition. This is an important technology that has the potential to save lives, reduce suffering for patients and make our health services more efficient.’

Prof. John F. Cryan, Vice President for Research & Innovation at University College Cork commented: ‘We are very proud at UCC to see launch leveraging the excellent research of Professor O’Sullivan and his team into developing this fantastic solution, that will no doubt lead to improved patient care within our health services.’ CEO Naomh McElhatton called on healthcare providers to incorporate the new technology into their systems. ‘We are currently engaged with a number of hospital departments throughout Ireland and UK. I encourage hospitals to contact me directly, so that we can identify new pilot sites to support the resolution of this growing crisis’. is a spin-out from the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics and the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork. For more information visit or follow on Twitter at @Stimul_ai

You can read more about the spin out in The Irish Times here.

And the Irish Examiner here.