Make Knowledge-Driven Healthcare Your New Standard

Overcome barriers to leading care with clinical standardisation grounded in best practice


Think Research empowers clinicians and healthcare organizations to deliver exceptional care by making evidence-based standardisation available at the point of care. Our solutions support improved decision-making across the care continuum and help you track, meet, and exceed quality improvement and strategic goals.

Our knowledge-based products are tailored to the healthcare and legal environment in the UK and Europe. We’re here to support your coronavirus pandemic response by ensuring your care decisions align with emerging COVID-19 best practice. With VirtualCare, our telemedicine platform, we can also support your efforts to reduce transmission risk.

Structured clinical knowledge

Reduce variation and align care with clinical best practice

Connected to value-based healthcare

Maintain delivery of care to changing payer standards

Turn data into actionable insights

Unlock insights with data capture and reporting

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Robust clinical solutions that deliver results

Provide cost-effective care that meets your clinical and administrative priorities with our digital healthcare solutions. Learn how our products modernise the delivery and management of healthcare through clinical standardisation, workflow efficiencies, and impactful cost-effective care.

Evidence-Based Care Pathways

Evidence-Based Care Pathways is a decision-support tool that uses research-based clinical knowledge to drive standardisation and exceptional care outcomes. Featuring an industry-leading library of reference pathways, Care Pathways reduces costs and unwanted variation in practice while supporting quality improvement across your department, hospital, trust, and health system.

Core Features

  • Make best-practice care easier: Over 1,000 reference Care Pathways maintained to latest, evidence-based standards, including pathways for COVID-19.
  • Zero overhead: Our support team will customise clinical content and workflows to your needs
  • Connects to your infrastructure: Compatible with your existing Health Information System or deployable through our cloud platform
Works with existing infrastructure
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Drive progress on your quality improvement goals

  • Better align your care to local protocols and national guidelines
  • Standardise clinical decisions to best practice and reduce inappropriate ordering
  • Supports more efficient care and strategic health system priorities


Reach patients remotely while providing comprehensive, high-quality care. VirtualCare is an award-winning and GDPR-compliant telemedicine platform enabling you to provide care through a web browser or easy-to-use smartphone application. Instead of requiring a clinic visit, deliver your care securely in less time. VirtualCare can assist you in safely treating patients with COVID-19 associated symptoms from their residence or care home.

VirtualCare is helping Sensational Kids in Ireland provide therapeutic support during COVID‑19.

Core Features

  • Flexible communication: Asynchronous chat messaging, real-time audio/video chat, and sharing of clinical documents such as prescriptions and lab results
  • Modular workflows: Easily adaptable to your needs with a range of triage, assessment, and workflow functionality developed with clinician feedback
  • Unlock clinical insights: Powerful analytics with vital reporting and data visualisation, helping you monitor patients
Works with existing infrastructure

Deliver more care, more efficiently

  • Make the most of your office hours by providing care digitally in short amounts of time between normal visits or when convenient for you
  • Onboard in hours with easy integration with existing clinical information systems and batch patient invitations
  • Get immediate assistance with 24/7 helpdesk support from Think Research, winner of the 2019 Canadian Health Informatics Award for Patient Care Innovation

Progress Notes

Progress Notes is a clinical documentation tool providing clinicians an intuitive and structured way to record and access patient information. With integrated clinical knowledge and clinical support features, Progress Notes enhances the day-to-day documentation process while supporting the transition from handwritten paper note-taking.

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Core Features

  • Turn clinical notes into actionable insight: Standardise documentation in a digital format that is structured and keyword-searchable
  • Protect patient privacy: Single GDPR-compliant cloud-based access point for patient documentation and profiles
  • Improve communication across teams: Evidence-based care plans embedded in notes and customised to workflow across units and departments
Works with existing infrastructure
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Save time and speed up patient hand-offs

  • Reduce note-taking time while increasing form completion rates
  • Quicker clinician insights and expedited patient hand-off between clinicians
  • Enable clinical standardisation and improved care outcomes at scale


eForms is a digital tool that records clinical information in a structured format while delivering new workflow efficiencies. In just a few clicks, clinicians can access the forms they need while the digital format generates time-saving efficiencies and new analytics insights.

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Core Features

  • Painless digital transition: Fully customisable, pixel-perfect copy of any existing paper form
  • Accurate the first time: Ensures recorded information is accurate, legible, and completion accountable
  • Prepopulate forms with HL7 data: Provides automatic data population of hospital and patient information in forms
Works with existing infrastructure
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Eliminate paper forms and achieve greater strategic results

  • Cost-savings through eliminating paper form expenses, lowering form-completion time, and reducing error rates
  • Clinical content embedded in forms provides clinical guidance and supports standardisation
  • Real-time analytics insights into form data supports continued improvements and helps you identify issues early

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How Ireland tripled their ROI with Progress Notes

Learn how Ireland’s Wexford General Hospital used Progress Notes to improve workflow efficiency, deliver best-practice care, and triple their ROI.

Advisory Board

Tony Corkett

Dr Sam Shah

Dr Harpreet Sood

Dr Yvonne Smyth


Chris Collenette

Commercial Director, UK and EU

Sinead Callinan

Director, Clinical & Client Services

Joel Finlayson

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Acting Head of Sales

About Think Research

Think Research is a clinical content and technology company based in Toronto, Canada. We’re on a mission to structure the world’s healthcare knowledge and deliver it via connected technology solutions that make doing the right thing for your patients easy.

We’re proud to advance digital healthcare through our clinical standardisation solutions, which remove barriers to outstanding care.

Since our founding in 2006 by critical care clinician Dr. Chris O’Connor, we’ve grown to support over 2,200 client partners in delivering exceptional care on three continents.

With European offices in Ireland and the UK, our clinical staff ensure our solutions and clinical content align to local protocols, national health guidelines, and the problems that matter most to you.

Privacy is essential to our business and products. All Think Research products and cloud-based technology are GDPR compliant.

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Tony Corkett

Tony’s clinical background was in radiography before entering informatics as Programme Director. Prior to serving as Programme Director, he led the first communitywide PACS and then moved on to the Pan London PACS programme, Kent and Medway as Programme Director and SHA deputy CIO.

Tony has been involved in large-scale clinical IM&T projects including EPR/EHR, PACS, RIS, Pathology, covering acute, community, mental health and primary care on a national and international basis. He established, grew and sold Bluestar Group to System C before establishing Cloud21 and CTOi Group. Tony spent over two years as Global Strategic Partnerships lead for Google Deepmind to establish their health business. He is currently completing his doctorate at Warwick Business School, with a focus on developing AI in Healthcare.

Dr Sam Shah

Dr Sam Shah was most recently the Director for Digital Development for NHS England.
He has a background in primary healthcare, public health, research and supporting the digital transformation of the NHS in England. Dr Sam Shah has also overseen the development of NHS 111 Online in England. He holds fellowships to the faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Faculty of Public Health and the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.

Dr Harpreet Sood

Dr Harpreet Sood is a non-executive director of Health Education England and a former Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer with NHS England. Previously, he was Senior Fellow to the CEO of NHS England. Harpreet trained as a clinical doctor at King’s College London and Imperial College Business School and practiced as a doctor in East London.

Following this he undertook a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard University where he focused on international health policy and co-founded a digital health start-up.
Harpreet was also a Deland Fellow in health policy and management at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr Yvonne Smyth, MB FRCPI MA

Dr Yvonne Smyth is currently a joint Cardiology & Acute Medicine consultant in University Hospital Galway and works privately in Bon Secours Hospital Galway. Her areas of interest include cardiovascular imaging and heart failure.

She undertook a subspecialty fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging in the Cleveland Clinic USA and achieved level III board certification from the American Society of Echocardiography in 2008 and 2018. Dr Smyth graduated from NUIG in 1997. She has a MA in Healthcare Management, Diploma in Clinical Education and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.

Chris Collenette, Commercial Director, UK and EU

Chris Collenette is a Director of Think Research (EU) Corporation Ltd and established the company’s Irish operations in 2016. He is primarily responsible for corporate affairs and business development. Over his career, Chris has worked as a consultant for over 40 companies and organizations across a wide range of industry sectors, including healthcare, ICT, Healthcare, Information Technology, Transportation, Legal Services, Public Affairs, Food and Beverage and Entertainment and Sports. Chris previously served as an adviser to the Canadian Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Minister of Health.

He holds a BA in History from Carleton University, Ottawa; an LL. B from Trinity College, Dublin; and a Diploma in Legal French from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris; and a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, London.

Chris also serves as Chairperson of the Ireland-Canada Business Association, a Consultant to Philip Lee Solicitors, a Director of SAIC Aircraft Holdings Ltd, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Ireland-Canada University Foundation.

Sinead Callinan, Director, Clinical & Client Services

Sinead is Think Research’s clinical advisor and programme manager with oversight of our EU and UK projects. With over 15 years experience in Irish healthcare, she is responsible for operations, product delivery and project success.

Sinead trained as a radiotherapist, graduating with a BSc. from Trinity College School of Medicine and has completed a master’s degree in Clinical Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Sinead has taught at a master’s level at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, where she is the Head of Clinical Sponsorship Oversight for their clinical research portfolio. Prior to joining Think Research, Sinead worked for IQVIA, a multinational bio-pharmaceutical contract research organisation.

Sinead has recently received a GDPR Certificate from the University of Groningen and has a certificate in advanced SNOMED-CT Clinical Coding implementation methodologies with the IHTSDO.

Joel Finlayson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Acting Head of Sales

As Think Research’s leader for International Growth, Corporate Development, and Partnerships, Joel is responsible for developing our strategy for international markets and building the company’s global reach.

Joel joined Think Research in Toronto in 2019 after over 20 years in healthcare consulting and healthcare venture capital – more than half of which was spent overseas – in the Middle East, Africa, and the UK.

Joel has worked on major health system reform programs and is well-versed with the challenges health systems face globally: their struggles with access, quality and cost, and the opportunities for new technologies and reimbursement models to reach health system goals.
Joel is leading our international efforts and is establishing a series of direct and indirect channels including putting in place partnerships with health systems, health technology providers, and payers in the UK, Australia, and in the Middle East and Africa.

Joel is on an extended secondment from iGan Partners, a major shareholder in Think Research.  He remains a Partner in the healthcare fund. Formerly, he was a Partner and Practice Leader with PwC in the Middle East. Prior to that, he was a career consultant at strategy consultancy Monitor Group. He is a Director of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a Fellow of the Creative Destruction Lab in Toronto.