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!


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.