Health Care Software

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Healthcare Software (HCS) is an Australian e-health company that specialises in the creation of innovative clinical software solutions that excel in meeting the real business needs of health practitioners.

Founded by John Elkerton in 2005, HCS initially created the first software solution for clinical pharmacy. This has grown to be a multi-disciplinary clinical information system, with a particular emphasis on complete closed loop medication management and clinical communications.

We pride ourselves on the relevance of our solutions to practice, and have achieved wider adoption with our customers than comparable applications have managed!


Board of Directors

John Elkerton – Director and CEO

John is the founder and CEO of Healthcare Software. He has worked as a pharmacist in several public hospitals (Royal Hobart, Launceston General, Townsville General in Queensland and Saint Mary’s in Portsmouth, UK).

He spent five years as IT manager at the Royal Hobart Hospital where he was responsible for all applications of pharmacy IT. In this role he became intimately familiar with the IT requirements of clinicians considering his experience in both fields. Over the years, John has also been a contributor to HealthConnect, MediConnect and NEHTA are through various working groups with a particular interest in electronic prescribing, decision support systems, adverse drug reaction reporting and other health IT related issues.

James Robinson – Director and GM

James Robinson was a founding shareholder in Healthcare Software from commencement of the business in 2005. He is currently an executive director overseeing the; commercial, financial, legal and human relations aspects of the business. He is also the Managing Director of In-tellinc which is a private investment and consulting company focussed on providing marketing and commercial assistance to science and technology companies. James has previously held senior positions at Deloitte Consulting and IBM Global Services. He currently holds a variety of board positions including; Asdeq Labs, Stratokey, Jade Liquid Software and Tasmania Wild Biltong Company.

Martin Rees - Director

Martin Rees was a Partner of KPMG in Tasmania from 1989 to 2015, including Managing Partner of the Launceston office for 12 years before deciding to a part time consultant role. Since then he has focused on furthering his career as a Board advisor and Director. In this capacity he is a commercial advisor to a number of private and public sector boards including being actively involved with Healthcare Software for over 15 years. Other board and advisory positions include; Vos Construction and Joinery Pty Ltd, Banjos Corporation Pty Ltd, Hansen Orchards Pty. Ltd, Liv-eat, St Lukes Health Insurance Ltd, Pets Domain, Australia China Business Council Ltd, St. Giles Society Ltd, Tasminet and Wine Tasmania.

Ian Huett - Director

Ian has been a rural community pharmacist since 1971 having graduated from the School of Pharmacy in Hobart in 1970. He has been a director of Healthcare Software and a director and member of St Luke’s Health Insurance and Salveo Health services since 1995. Ian has always had a strong commitment to the community, has been vice-chairman of St Mark’s Homes, director of Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust, Chairman Meander Valley Enterprise Centre, founding director Giant Steps Tasmania and a director of St Luke’s Private Hospital. He served on the Australian Pharmacy Council, Chair of Pharmacy Board of Tasmania then the Pharmacy Board of Australia for 13 years as well as a consultant to Sigma Healthcare.

Management Team

Mark Fahey - Sales Manager

Mark’s background is in biomedical engineering, originally, specialising in the automated collection of clinical vital signs in the ICU and their transmission via telemetry for real-time analysis by software expert systems. His passion for this work led to him spending many years leading projects in remote locations in the developing world; in particular in conflict zones in South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Mark combined his interests in health informatics, business and diplomacy to fulfil international professional positions; developing opportunities for organisations designing acute care closed-loop electronic medication management and other high-technology health solutions.

Paul Mayne - Chief Technical Officer

As Chief Technical Officer at Healthcare Software, Paul has assumed the role of creating the innovative clinical solutions for which HCS is proud. He has been doing this for over a decade since he first joined the organisation. His capabilities have been demonstrated by the success of this product set. In addition to an intimate understanding of contemporary technologies and development platforms Paul has taken a particular interest in understanding health standards, especially in the areas of clinical terminologies and interoperability.

Christian de Kievit - Software Architect

Christian has been with Healthcare Software since 2008, working initially as a senior developer and now working as a program lead within the company. He has 20 years experience in the software industry, working in government projects nationally and internationally focusing on grants and land management before spending the last 10 years working with HCS in eHealth. His primary motivation is to design and build software and teams that increase patient safety and drive better health outcomes for individuals within the health system, a set of goals that aligns with HCS’ company goals and has kept him with the company for the last 10 years and into the future.

Dave Caswell - Development Manager

Dave Caswell has fifteen years experience in product development across the health, environment and manufacturing industries. He has been at Healthcare Software since 2013, with a primary focus on managing the development of the Formulary and Stock InSite products. Dave is passionate about delivering modern, robust and flexible solutions that provide value to our clients and keep Healthcare Software as a leading provider of health solutions.