• Kate Quirke
    Kate Quirke Group Managing Director

Kate has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare information sector. Prior to becoming a Director and CEO of Alcidion Group she was one of five working Directors for MKM Health, based in Victoria. She has been involved in large systems procurements and implementations across Australia and Asia Pacific.

Kate’s background involves holding leading management roles at some of the largest healthcare software firms. She was a member of the Management buyout team that created iSOFT Asia Pacific through a merger with iSOFT plc in the UK in 1999, from the healthcare product business at Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC). Prior to that, she held senior account roles in CSC (now DXC), managing large outsourcing customers and the NSW Healthcare Business unit.

Kate initially commenced work in the private sector at McDonnell Douglas Information Systems managing the HOMER product portfolio, after working with the Alfred Group of Hospitals in a Health Information Management role. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Information Management.

Kate is also actively involved in the not for profit sector in preventing childhood obesity where she has served as a Board Member of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation for 10 years.

As CEO and Director of Alcidion Group Kate leads the various elements of the business with a particular focus on sales and marketing and developing business relationships with customers and partners across the world.

Kate has developed a number of business partnerships with leading software vendors such as Nextgate and Orion Health. She has a strong track record in business development in healthcare IT across Asia Pacific and has been involved in selling state-wide contracts for IT systems to all Australian states and territories.

  • Malcolm Pradhan


With over 20 years of experience in Medical Informatics, Malcolm Pradhan is one of the world’s leading minds in Clinical Decision Support. Prior to co-founding Alcidion in 2000, Malcolm was the Associate Dean of IT and Director of Medical Informatics, University of Adelaide. During his time at the University of Adelaide, Malcolm provided thought leadership and conducted research into applications of clinical decision support, and into optimum uses of a variety of statistical and probabilistic methods for applying clinical decision support. He also was active in the Australian health informatics community, as a founding fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI).

In his time at Alcidion, Malcolm has overseen and driven the development and design of Alcidion’s products and has been responsible for transforming Alcidion’s technology platform, which was initially used only for Emergency Medicine, into a powerful health informatics platform which can be applied to a broad set of clinical scenarios.

During this time, Malcolm also has undertaken responsibilities as a Clinical Lead within the Australian Government’s National e-Health Transition Authority (NeHTA), and has provided important guidance in the Australian Government’s design and development of the Personally Controlled eHealth Record System project, as well a number of definitional documents that underpin NeHTA’s healthcare interoperability standards.

Throughout his career, Malcolm has contributed to the Health Informatics community, and has specialised in research into patient safety, evidence based medicine, operational analysis and optimisation, data analysis and probabilistic simulation modelling, and Bayesian analysis and modelling.

In 2009 Malcolm was awarded the title of Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia, and performs a leadership role within UniSA‘s academic organisation – as an educator and a researcher.

Malcolm’s broad knowledge and vision of the path to a high performance healthcare system are complimented by formal qualifications of an MBBS from University of Adelaide, and a PhD in Medical Informatics from Stanford University.

  • Evie Karagiannis
    Evie Karagiannis General Manager, Alcidion Corporation


Evie has worked in Health IT for over 25 years bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role as General Manager of Alcidion Corporation. Prior to joining Alcidion she was part of the Executive Team at PowerHealth were her role as Project Director included full responsibility for global project delivery alongside sales and business development for the full suite of products. In this role Evie was directly involved in securing a $44 million project in the province of Quebec, Canada, and successfully achieving the company’s financial growth target earlier than forecasted.

Most notably Evie has a strong track record in delivering large health IT projects throughout her career starting at iSoft Australia as a Professional Services Consultant implementing HOMER projects in several Public Hospitals across Australia. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy and is Prince2 Certified.

Evie is focussed on building a high-performance team at Alcidion, with a strong focus on teamwork to inspire and deliver results.

  • Dr. Aidan Gill
    Dr. Aidan Gill General Manager, OnCall


Dr Aidan Gill is the creator, General Manager and head of Smartpage, covering Orderly, Portering, Emergency and Clinical Messaging at Alcidion.

Dr Gill studied medicine at the University of Auckland, winning the WW Phillips Prize, and the Senior Prize in Medicine. He has since worked as a Resident Medical Officer in medical and surgical departments throughout New Zealand.

Dr Gill has won awards from Waitemata DHB and the Ministry of Business and Employment for Innovation and Technology, has been a finalist in the New Zealand Innovation awards, and regularly presents at industry conferences on health and mobile messaging technologies.

In his spare time Dr Gill is a keen traveler and musician, regularly performing with the Opera Factory and the New Zealand Opera Company.

Dr Gill now holds an MBA granted by Harris Manchester College, from the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford, UK.

  • Andy Smallman
    Andy Smallman General Manager, MKM Group

    BSc CIS(Hons)

Andy has more than 25 years’ experience in heath ICT consultancy, initially based in the United Kingdom and since 1999 in Australia. He has worked on numerous Health Sector ICT engagements including strategic planning, project management and system related projects including implementation, development and integration.

In addition to his consultancy work at KPMG Management Consulting, Andy worked at a senior management level for iSOFT, a global software vendor of Health IT solutions. Solutions implemented have covered the full continuum of care within financial, administration and clinical settings.

  • Donald Kennedy
    Donald Kennedy General Manager, UK


Donald has over 35 years of international experience working with healthcare organisations to recognise and realise the benefits of implementing innovative technology to tackle strategic challenges. He has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand and the UK deliver a wide range of consultancy, strategy and technology projects; from advisory assignments to multi-million-dollar transformational system implementations.

Before becoming part of Alcidion, through acquisition, Donald spent six years as Managing Director of Patientrack; a company specialising in innovative solutions to support patient safety, and a world leader in high impact clinical areas such as Deteriorating Patient, Sepsis, VTE and Acute Kidney Injury.

Donald was also a founder and director of MKM Health, a health ICT consultancy, product implementer and integrator, operating in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Prior to this, Donald was part of the international leadership team for the health IT practices of Deloitte Consulting and KPMG. In his earlier career Donald worked for the University of Aberdeen Department of Computer Science in a research capacity, and for the University’s computing consultancy company.

Donald is passionate about building businesses with the ambition and capability to deliver pioneering projects of real benefit to the health sector; working together with public and private sector organisations to collaboratively tackle challenges and create opportunities for innovation and improvement.

Donald is author of several academic, other publication and media pieces relating to patient safety, information strategy, healthcare and technology. He is also part of a multi-disciplinary team mentoring health technology start-ups as part of a public sector advisory programme.

  • Colin MacKinnon
    Colin MacKinnon Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer

    BBS(Hons), CA, GAICD

Colin has approximately 40 years’ experience in IT services and solution delivery. He commenced his career working for multinational consulting firms in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He spent 5 years as a Partner / Director in a “Big 4” consulting firm leading IT advisory and integration projects in both the private and public sector prior to leaving in 2002 to become a founding principal of MKM Health.

With a first-class honours degree in business, majoring in IT and finance, Colin has always been interested in building businesses offering IT solutions and services. He spent much of his earlier career performing and then managing IT consulting and implementation projects, including building IT consulting teams focused on this type of work. Since the formation of MKM Health, much of Colin’s service delivery work has involved helping health sector clients assess their strategic IS / ICT needs through “fast track” reviews and pragmatic advice around IS / IT strategy, governance, IS / IT department structure and resourcing, assessment of key enterprise systems and ICT infrastructure as well as outsourced services.

At various stages during the development of the MKM Health and Patientrack group of companies, Colin’s roles have included MKM Health Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, as well as Patientrack Commercial Director. Within Alcidion, Colin currently holds the role of MKM Health/ Patientrack Group Commercial Manager, focussing on the continued integration of these businesses with each other and with the broader Alcidion Group, as well as managing the commercial terms under which services and software solutions are delivered to customers.

  • Julia Stevens
    Julia Stevens Product Manager, MKM Group

    BCompSc(Hons), MILaw, PRINCE2

Julia is a delivery focussed professional with over 15 years’ experience in the health sector. Her versatile career has seen her work with clients as a developer, business analyst, project manager, account manager, product manager and in sales. Julia has worked for public and private hospitals; State and Territory health agencies; private sector health providers and on Federal Government health initiatives. She has delivered ICT Strategies for major public and private hospitals. Julia’s career has spanned the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

Julia works tirelessly with her clients to achieve the best result for them and their patients. She has cultivated strong relationships with clients that have lasted for significant periods of time and resulted re-engagements that have allowed the depth and breadth of services delivered to grow over time.

She worked as a member of the successful MKM Health Senior Management team that saw the company grow significantly over the last few years, prior to the Alcidion merge. She was responsible for the most significant MKM Health account for a number of years which delivered a complex set of services – ranging from product implementation, custom development and significant support contracts.

Julia is now heading up the Product Management Group within MKM Health and brings with her the same tireless, delivery focussed, quality approach to the team and products that she has applied to client projects over the years. Julia is extremely passionate about delivering the best patient care through the use of appropriate technology in the right place at the right time.

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