Innovation in healthcare.


Founded in 1999, we are proud of our record as pioneers in the development of the healthcare information market in England and now globally.

As healthcare continues to change we continue to innovate, from our work on the creation of indicators measuring and benchmarking performance within healthcare organisations to the annual publication of the Hospital Guide in England; 2001 was the first time mortality rates had been published for a healthcare system anywhere in the world.

When Dr Foster started, simply providing comparative information about the quality of healthcare was innovative – nobody inside or outside the English National Health Service had the information they needed to tell good care from bad. Today, healthcare systems in England and around the world have embraced the need for reliable data, information and analysis. The challenge for those in healthcare today is to analyse that enormous wealth of data intelligently and quickly, and take action where necessary.

Working closely with our clients, we look to identify how new sources of data, new indicators, and how better ways of visualising, presenting and engaging with the data can lead to better decisions and better outcomes.