Jacaranda is the Australia/New Zealand distributor in
the Asia Pacific region for Saturn (from Cerrus Ltd UK), one of the most widely
used Social Health software applications in Europe with over 2,000 clients and
35,000 users. The Australia/New Zealand Market is currently under serviced by a
handful of small to medium sized companies, most of whom lack a comprehensive
enterprise platform.There are a small number of multi-national companies, most of whom offer
an end to end platform for all health care enterprises.
The market has identified a need to automate their
processes by increasing the use of IT, however the current perception is the
cost is too high and there is a lack of suitable applications available.The need for IT is highlighted by the
increased complexity of regulatory compliance and the focus on improving
measurable outcomes for older citizens with particular emphasis on the areas of
quality of service, quality of care and medication safety.
remains a unique industry for investment and opportunity. Very few industries
are shielded from economic conditions, world events and societal trends to the
extent of healthcare. However, healthcare is influenced by technology, politics
and an increasing population with more sophisticated health requirements.
Jacaranda Healthcare is ideally positioned to capitalise on some of the
emerging trends in healthcare both in Australia and in the greater Asia-Pacific
region.Specifically, the Residential
Aged Care and the Community Health markets represent a significant opportunity
for Jacaranda Healthcare. The primary focus will be Australia and New Zealand
to establish a viable business and client base with expansion into Asia when
Paul Fitzgerald ADRurTech, MAICD is a Director of Mobile Surgical Solutions Pty Ltd, a company established to provide surgery to rural and regional communities. He is also the principal of GHS Consulting, a boutique firm specialising in providing advice to Healthcare Organisations on the procurement of IT systems, especially Clinical Information Systems.
GHS Consulting also provides tailored sales planning, strategy, management solutions and assistance to Companies in the Healthcare Technology market.
Previously, Paul was the Sales Director for Australia, New Zealand and Canada for iSOFT plc, one of the world's leading healthcare application providers. In that role he was responsible for the sales of iSOFT Healthcare software solutions and managing the sales team. Prior to joining iSOFT Paul spent eighteen years with companies such as Cerner Corporation, IBM, 3M and Bayer Pharmaceuticals in a variety of executive, sales and marketing positions. In these roles, he was responsible for significant increases in sales revenue and profitability in many markets.
The experience gained over 25 years in the Healthcare Industry has provided Paul with significant hands on skills in negotiating major contracts with Public and Private Organisations - from individual hospitals to State Governments. These skills extend to the ability to form long term relationships with senior Healthcare executives, thus providing an extensive network in the Industry.
His experience also includes general management responsibilities, including strategy development and operations responsibilities. He has run a direct marketing business, and also has extensive experience in taking new businesses into the Asian marketplace. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the Global Healthcare market, and was recently accepted as a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Sean Smith MBA, GradDipAdvNsg, DipAppSc, RN, AAIM, MAICD has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years. During that time he has gained extensive experience in clinical, management, consulting and IT.
With two clinical degrees and an MBA majoring in IT project management, Sean has also been accepted as a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Health Information Management Systems Society.
Sean is currently a Director of GHS Consulting. He is also Managing Director of Global Healthcare Solutions, a medical products and services company. Previous senior roles have included CEO of a major allied health company and various hospital senior management positions.
Sean has experience working in several overseas countries including Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Korea and New Zealand. His passions are strategy in healthcare, quality in clinical practice, and excellence in health management. Sean's clinical expertise lies in acute, community and primary care for paediatrics through to aged care.
Ken Blaikie BN RN is a Director of Global Healthcare Solutions, a company providing custom solutions for healthcare organisations across international markets.
This year Ken celebrates 22 years working within the health care industry. During this time he has acquired an extensive, practical knowledge base as well as clinical, leadership, consultative and strategic experience in a diverse number of environments. Ken has worked in both public and private healthcare systems throughout the world including Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Thailand, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
Beginning his career as a Registered nurse, Ken incorporates a flexible, creative and positive approach. His successful career is facilitated by the provision of professional services with the effective identification of needs and the subsequent fulfilment of those needs. His skills lie in enabling and enhancing successful problem solving across the multi-disciplines that comprise health care.
Ken has extensive experience ranging from clinical nursing, clinical management, sales, marketing and business development up to senior management and leadership roles. Ken's specialty lies within the integration of business process through successful change management with a strong communication focus across all healthcare stakeholders. Recent achievements include the re-engineering of medical patient services in a large private hospital.
Most recently Ken has been involved in building Global Healthcare Solutions, a successful international distribution and solutions company that provides innovative services and products for health related business. Ken's passions lie within innovative solutions. Incorporating his intimate knowledge of health, health care principles and health care strategy, Ken is committed to the development of innovative solutions and improvement of healthcare outcomes.
Jacaranda Healthcare has signed a distribution
agreement to work in partnership with Cerrus Limited, a UK based company whose
flag ship product, Saturn, is revolutionising community care software. Jacaranda
Healthcare has the Australia/ New Zealand agreement to distribute Saturn for
the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, negotiations are well progressed to
purchase intellectual property rights for the region.
(Global electronic Management Information System)
powerful Management Information module, GeMIS, provides a wealth of valuable
information via a series of executive dashboards and complex data-mining
reports to help senior executives make better-informed business decisions.
Designed specifically for CEOs, Directors and Managers of Health, Finance, HR,
Care and Operations, this module utilises Microsoft SharePoint™, Silverlight™
and Reporting Services.
module can be used to provide business critical information at a local,
regional or national level - delivering clear visibility of key performance
indicators (KPIs), quality processes and outcome measures. GeMIS provides the
basis for delivering valuable information to executive management teams,
government departments and ministries of health and social care. GeMIS provides
an information portal that delivers key information on a daily basis to the desktop.
Saturn, upon launch in Australia, will be the first
and only comprehensive software solution written and developed specifically for
the aged and community care market with significant relevant referenceability. Significant
differentiators for Saturn include:
·Saturn has over 35,000 users in more
than 2,000 sites.
·Clinical focus ensuring highest
quality in care and client outcomes.
·Client centric application supported
by comprehensive management tools.
·Single application based on
Microsoft’s Health Platform.
·Experienced Healthcare management
·Rapid and comprehensive
·Standards based interoperability
with existing systems to ensure a true continuum of care.