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.
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.
- Nick DignamDirector
B.Com, LLB, MAppFin
Prior to joining Blue Sky, Nick spent six years with Catalyst Investment Managers, a Sydney based mid-market private equity firm. During this period Nick worked across a broad range of sectors including consumer goods, retail, e-commerce, mining services and trade distribution. During his time at Catalyst, Nick was a Non-Executive Director of EziBuy, the largest online apparel retailer in Australia and New Zealand; and Morris Corporation, a provider of industrial catering services to the resources sector.
Before Catalyst, Nick spent three years with Ernst & Young in the mergers and acquisitions group.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, and a Masters of Applied Finance from Queensland University of Technology.
- Geoff RohrsheimNon-Executive Director
BE (Hons), AssocDip Comp Apps, MEngSc, GAICD
Geoff is a former EY Entrepreneur of the Year winner for the southern region and has had 3 start-ups appear in the BRW Fast 100. His latest venture, Kloud Solutions grew rapidly in 5 years to have over 170 staff with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Manila. Kloud was ranked by BRW as the fastest growing company in Australia in 2014 and was the winner of Microsoft’s Australian Cloud Partner of the year in 2014 and the worldwide winner in the cloud productivity category in 2015. Kloud was sold to Telstra in Feb 2016.
Geoff is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a non-executive director of RAA, RAA Insurance and Business SA (state chamber of commerce). He is a member of the Australia Post Stakeholder Council and an advisory board member of Rivergum Homes, SOMARK Innovations and Joust.
Geoff founded Strategic Data Management (SDM) in Adelaide in 1999 and was Managing Director until it was acquired in 2008 by a publicly listed company. SDM was an IT Systems Integration company which grew rapidly to have over 100 employees in offices in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra servicing large corporate and government clients.
Geoff is passionate about South Australia, the IT industry and how IT can improve business performance and society in general. He has been solving business problems with the pragmatic use of IT for over 2 decades.
Geoff is an investor in Joust, AgedCareGuide, Booodl, Bluedot and Southstart Accelerate.
- Rebecca WilsonNon-Executive Director
She has played an integral role in fostering the intersection of science, technology and innovation with the investment community and has lead the investor relations for more than 35 health-related companies through IPO. She has a strong network of investors in Australia, South East Asia and the US and has served as an advocate for the Australian MedTech sector in international markets. She works closely with the ASX to educate investors on biotechnology and MedTech investment.
She has a deep knowledge and experience of corporate governance having worked, almost exclusively, with ASX companies over the last two decades. Her role as a trusted adviser has led naturally to involvement in some of Australia’s worst man-made and natural disasters as well as corporate and business issues across a range of sectors including aviation and transportation, healthcare, aged care, education, recreation, property, and retail.
Rebecca is CEO and Executive Director of consulting firm WE Buchan, NED of Outcomes Australia, and Advisory Board member of Gillian Fox Leadership. She has as BA (Journalism) and Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA).