Infonaut

Class of 2015

About

Infonaut save lives by preventing hospital acquired infections, which kill more people annually than breast cancer and car accidents combined. And we are doing that from our new home in Buffalo. We are solving the global challenge of deadly hospital infections through a proprietary real-time surveillance, analytics and behavior improvement platform.

Team

Niall Wallace
Co-Founder & CIO
Tom Quinn
President & CEO
Matt McPherson
Co-Founder & COO
Colin Furness
Chief Scientist
Jim Meenan
Board Chair & CFO

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What do you foresee your new life in Buffalo doing for you professionally and personally? What are you most looking forward to?

Niall Wallace: What do you foresee your new life in Buffalo doing for you professionally and personally? What are you most looking forward to?

What would have to happen with your company for you to know you've officially succeeded?

NW: NY Times. Front page. Above the fold. As a company, our key measureable targets include infection cases avoided and direct cost savings for our hospital clients. We have set very aggressive stretch targets for ourselves and our ability to reach those will determine how successful we are.

What about your product/service makes it better than the rest in the industry/what is your company’s greatest strength?

NW: Fundamentally, we understand why patient safety doesn’t improve and infection rates don’t drop despite large investment and large penalties. Conventional wisdom has the wrong things measured, and the wrong actions taken. We have demonstrated effective patient safety improvement and lower infection rates with our proven measurement and intervention capabilities. Crucially, we also have a unique understanding of the economics of HAIs and their impact to hospitals’ bottom line.

What was the moment when you thought to yourself, “This could actually work?”

NW: Sitting in a hot-tub in January at 3am during a Canadian blizzard. Maybe with a beer.