Signify Research Launch

Published: July 11, 2016

A new market intelligence and consultancy company focused on the global healthcare technology industry has launched today.

The new company, Signify Research (, was founded by Simon Harris, previously Executive Vice President at IMS Research, a leading source of research and analysis for the technology industry. IMS Research, including the InMedica brand of medical market research, was acquired by IHS Inc. in 2012 and Harris stayed on for four years as Senior Research Director for the company’s Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) market intelligence division. Harris left IHS earlier this year to launch Signify Research. Joining Harris is Steve Holloway, who was previously head of IHS Healthcare Technology research group. The leadership team has a combined 30 years of experience in technology market intelligence.

Harris explained: “I saw a gap in the market for a market intelligence firm that combines primary research with both technology vendors, and the healthcare providers who purchase their products, to provide a balanced and objective view of the market trends. Most of our competitors are focused on either supply-side or demand-side research, but by blending research with both aspects, we are able to produce a more robust and complete analysis of the market.”

Harris continued: “Investment in healthcare technology has risen rapidly in recent years. The digitalisation of healthcare is advancing into a new era, with a wider array of clinical departments using digital technology as an enabler to smarter, more efficient care. The ability to share, aggregate and analyse clinical, operational and financial data is now vitally important for healthcare providers in monitoring and improving care outcomes, while enabling healthcare to benefit from advances in data analytics and artificial intelligence. Furthermore, Digital Health solutions, such as health and wellness wearables and smartphone apps, are empowering consumers to take a more active role in monitoring and improving their health, and could transform the delivery of healthcare with a more personalized approach to patient treatment.

In these times of huge change, the need for insightful, data-driven market intelligence is greater than ever. Our clients have direct access to our team of market analysts, for real-time insights and opinions on the latest market developments. We encourage our clients to think of us as an extension to their in-house market intelligence team.”

About Signify Research

Signify Research is a provider of market intelligence to the global healthcare technology market. The company is focused on three core areas: Healthcare IT, Medical Imaging and Digital Health. It offers off-the-shelf reports as well as custom research and consultancy services. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Cranfield, UK. The company is on the web at