Ray is the co-founder and Chief Executive of Alcidion Corporation. He brings a wealth of public and private sector healthcare experience and knowledge to Alcidion including the role of the Chief Executive and Chairman of the South Australian Health Commission from 1994 – 1998 and Chair of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council. Ray’s budget responsibility during his tenure as CEO Health Commission was US$1 billion per annum.
Ray has taken a key leadership role in Commonwealth and State Government initiatives including hospital service rationalisations, major funding reforms for healthcare services, origination of co-ordinated care in Australia and integrated service delivery in the Australian context.
Ray’s innovations in the South Australian public health system include the following:
- Design, development and implementation of a case-mix funding system for the state of South Australia.
- Design and trialing of integrated chronic care delivery systems spanning hospital and community-based services.
- Design, development and implementation of public private partnerships in hospital services, specialty medical services and hotel services.
- Design and trial of an integrated clinical data repository for all patients of metropolitan hospitals in South Australia.
Ray brings a rare combination of creative and innovative thinking to Alcidion along with pragmatism and problem solving health management skills and expertise. Ray is passionate about the opportunities for health informatics technology to transform safety, quality and timeliness of health care service delivery and is committed to Alcidion delivering intelligent software system innovations that work effectively and efficiently and benefit all levels of health care service from patients through to providers and budget holders.
Ray’s qualifications include the awards of Bachelor of Technology (Electronics), Bachelor of Economics and Masters of Business Management from the University of Adelaide. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ray’s private health experience includes working as a consultant to the World Bank and as Executive Vice President (Health) for Bankers Trust, the latter providing advisory services in public asset privatisation, private sector provision of public health services, mergers and acquisitions, financing of health technology initiatives and strategic advice about structuring of health services.
Ray currently chairs the University of SA Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences Advisory Board.
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.
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.
Kevin brings a rich, 25+ year history of contributions and innovation in the development and delivery of health automation products and services in both private and public healthcare. Kevin’s unwavering commitment to ‘getting it right’ is the foundation upon which he built his reputation and business.
Kevin founded Kestral Computing in 1990 with the development of a tailored Pathology solution. Kevin’s stewardship saw Kestral through a profitable and debt free 22 years, growing into a nationally recognised brand within the health informatics domain. The team grew to over 50 people with offices in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and New Zealand. Kestral was acquired by Constellation Software in 2012, where Kevin continued on as Australian CEO until July 2017.
Acknowledged as a thought leader and Subject Matter Expert within health IT, Kevin uses technology and digital enablers to provide automation to hospital pathology customers. Kevin personally, designed and delivered advanced modules for automated processes including pathology robotics.
An innovative spirit and advocacy for collaboration, combined with an ability to grasp the ‘big picture’ and adeptness at making the complex simple are Kevin’s tools to consistently drive outcomes that are best for the client organisations.
A deep understanding and market knowledge of health informatics, underpinned by technical expertise, supported by 3 university degrees across Mathematics, Education and Computing are key elements in the development of Kevin’s pragmatic approach to stakeholder engagement. This led to success in building both pathology and radiology solutions in the difficult public hospital market with implementations in Royal Melbourne, Mater Hospital (Queensland), Royal Hobart, St Vincent’s (Sydney and Melbourne), Metro North (Queensland) et al.
Sean brings an immense amount of knowledge to Alcidion with over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry alone and 10 years in the Health Informatics industry specifically.
His career spans across a number of different companies around the globe which includes both consultancy roles and in-house software development positions.
After starting his career working in the IT Departments at Vancouver Hospital, Sean moved down to Seattle, Washington to work with Picis Clinical Solutions (now Optum ) where he spent several years implementing Clinical Solutions throughout major hospitals in the US and Canada as well as integrating Picis software with the IDX Carecast system .
Armed with solid experience in software architecture, implementation methodologies, and software development, Sean undertook and systems architecture role for Mr. Gates firm, Corbis Corporation, where he worked with a high performing team to deliver a serviced oriented architecture which supported a transformational eBusiness Solution for the business.
Leveraging his experiences in product development and architecture, Sean took a role for several years with Avanade Australia’s, .NET Practice in Canberra where he was responsible for application architecture, project management, technical pre-sales, and application development for clients primarily in the Australian Federal Government.
Sean has been in Adelaide since 2006, where he initially joined Commander Solutions and spent the next 3 years architecting, designing and implementing solutions on the Microsoft solution stack. For the last five years, Sean has primarily been providing contractual services in the Architecture, Project Management, and Microsoft .Net development space for Avanade Australia and other public and private organizations in South Australia.
Sean, who holds a Bachelor of Health Information Science from the University of Victoria in Canada and he is a certified Scrum Master, brings a solid knowledge of Health Informatics and a wealth of experience in building teams and producing quality software products.
With over 26 years’ of experience in corporate finance; corporate management; and the use of Information Technology within corporate management. Duncan has a broad depth of knowledge across many types of businesses.
In 1995 Duncan gained full membership to the accounting body that is now the Institute of Public Accountants. After this Duncan then spent 16 years in South East Asia infusing his interest and knowledge of Information Technology within corporate finance and management. Duncan utilized his expertise in sound financial management and reporting and provided finance leadership in international transactions.
Duncan returned to Australia in 2011 and took up the position within Alcidion Corporation’s executive team.
Duncan has tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Financial Markets and Economics (major in Economic Development and minor in Econometrics).
Tom has a background in both Commercial Organisations and the Defence Industry, spending time at Oracle Corporation and BAE Systems Australia and holding roles across all aspects of the software development lifecycle and Project Management. During this time he built up strong people leading and process improvement skills, while developing and selling off end to end solutions in large project driven environments.
Tom joined Alcidion early in 2011 and has since spent time leading agile software development teams and managing key customer relationships in project and account management roles.
In early 2014 Tom took up the position of Project Management Office Manager, and was tasked with furthering the development of the Project Management capability at Alcidion through the formation and maturation of the Project Management Office. This has involved standardising Project Management processes and procedures across the business, streamlining project delivery through departmental coordination, and developing a commercial governance framework to ensure the business maintains a commercial focus through sound decision making.
Tom has a double degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Engineering, and Applied Maths and Computer Science with first class honours from Adelaide University.
Prior to joining Alcidion as People and Performance Lead Desirée has spent over 20 years working in Senior Human Resource (HR) generalist roles predominantly within the IT industry, supporting engineering employees and in particular software engineers and computer scientists.
Starting her HR career working for Motorola in Adelaide, she moved to Sydney working for companies such Computer Science Corporation and AMP to support the IT@AMP team as Head of HR. After returning to Adelaide she worked for defence giant BAE Systems and more recently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in senior HR roles.
Desirée has a Master’s of Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in Human Resources.
Desirée is excited to be a part of the Alcidion team and to support driving an effective culture to deliver the right business results.