Clanwilliam Group invests in AI Technology for Irish Healthcare Settings - Clanwilliam Group

Clanwilliam Group invests in AI Technology for Irish Healthcare Settings

Written by:

Stephen Byrne

Marketing Executive

  • AI-powered solutions introduced to primary and secondary healthcare settings
  • Supports remote working and streamlined processes for clinical and administrative staff
  • Since 2018, circa €200m has been invested by Clanwilliam Group in acquiring complementary companies and technologies


Healthcare technology company, Clanwilliam Group has today announced the introduction of new AI-powered technology to primary and secondary healthcare settings in Ireland.


Having already expanded its e-script and video consultation services earlier this year, the introduction of AI-powered speech recognition and dictation is a further healthcare innovation being introduced by Clanwilliam Group to support those working in Irish healthcare settings to deliver more connected and efficient care to patients. Through an investment by Clanwilliam Group in the recruitment of people to act as a dedicated resource for the introduction of this technology in Ireland, the objective will be to initially roll out the solution to secondary care settings and will be made available to primary settings next year.


The software is designed and delivered by UK-based healthcare technology company Dictate IT, which was acquired by Clanwilliam Group in 2018.


The Dictate IT speech suite is available for clinicians to use on PCs or via a mobile app, making dictating letters quick, easy and flexible.  In a completely unique offering to the market, the speech software supports a variety of workflows to suit the varying ways of working in busy healthcare settings – either speech to text, speech to secretary or a combination of both.  The Dictate IT solutions are already established in the UK, providing flexible and fast AI-powered speech recognition solutions to 30,000 clinical users.

Jennifer Hughes, Commercial Director, Clanwilliam Group said: “Over the years, Clanwilliam Group has grown through a series of strategic acquisitions, including Dictate IT. Since 2018, with the financial backing of Alcentra – BNY Melon, up to €200m has been invested in acquiring complementary healthcare companies and technologies enabling Clanwilliam Group to grow to a global healthcare technology and services business that provides products and services that are used in every major healthcare setting globally.

“The last 18 months have demonstrated the need to continue to innovate and develop the way in which we deliver primary and secondary healthcare. The speech recognition software that we’re announcing today helps to navigate the needs of remote working, all the while supporting clinical and administrative teams in a connected and instant way. Through the experience of Dictate IT in the UK, we intend to further develop the offering and expand into other regions, including Ireland.”


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