Dr Hugh Leslie, MD  |  Chief Executive Officer

Dr Hugh Leslie, MD | Chief Executive Officer

Dr Hugh Leslie is a clinician with a passion for information technology and a commitment to explore how it can enable better health outcomes and reduce costs. Hugh has 20+ years’ experience in health informatics – time that has been spent building real applications for real customers and meeting real needs. He has extensive experience and expertise in health standards, including openEHR, HL7 and SNOMED. In addition to participating in the development of those standards, Hugh works to implement them in real applications.

As an expert on clinical workflow and health information pathways, Hugh has a deep understanding of what is required of EHR solutions and applications. His medical experience gives him a clear understanding of how to develop customer requirements positively and he is a major contributor to the design and implementation of the Ocean clinical modeling tools. Hugh also consults on e-health strategy for national programs, as well as provider organisations.

Hugh is a proud Australian representative to HL7 international and is also a board member of HL7 Australia.

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Dr Heather Leslie, MD  |  Chief Clinical Informatics Officer

Dr Heather Leslie, MD | Chief Clinical Informatics Officer

From the earliest days of computerised prescribing, personal health records & electronic health record development in Australia, Dr Heather Leslie’s experience as a hospital clinician & family medicine practitioner led her to a sideways transition into digital health.

As Ocean’s Chief Clinical Informatician and Lead for the openEHR Foundation's Clinical Program, Heather has guided the evolution of ‘the openEHR approach' to creation of clinical content for electronic health records. The approach is a methodology for development, clinical verification, publication & governance of computable, non-proprietary clinical knowledge specifications - known as openEHR archetypes & templates. A key reason for the success of this work is the establishment of an integrated collaborative model for active clinical expert engagement - a rare commodity that has not been harnessed by most other technical paradigms.

Heather leads the development of the Clinical Knowledge Manager (CKM) – designed to act as an enduring information structure resource for openEHR archetypes & templates. It manages the global library of openEHR archetypes, templates & terminology value sets that have been verified by clinicians/engineers as fit for use in digital health systems. The clinical knowledge governance process underpinning CKM allows the archetypes to be gradually refined as new clinical use cases are identified, while still functioning as a valuable, long-term asset to outlast any specific technical implementation or messaging trend. Since 2007, Heather has developed & delivered training programs for openEHR clinical modelling & clinical knowledge governance. Consulting services and training have been provided to eHealth programs, & organisations - including UK NHS, AU's NEHTA, Norway’s Nasjonal IKT, and MoH in Slovenia & Brasil.

Dr Heather Leslie’s special interests include: ● Clinical modeling ● Clinical knowledge governance ● Clinical informatics ● Electronic health records ● Quality of data

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Dr Richard Satur, PhD  |  Chief Operations Officer

Dr Richard Satur, PhD | Chief Operations Officer

Dr Richard Satur’s involvement in the IT industry spans 30 years, including more than 15 years providing software to the Healthcare Sector. He has also been a Senior University Lecturer for more than 10 years. Richard has successfully managed a number senior positions including, CEO, CTO and CIO, and his career highlights include a number of Director roles on various boards.

Richard’s academic qualifications include honours from The University of Melbourne, including, BSc (Mathematics and Chemistry, Sub-major in Physics), DipEd (Science and Mathematics), Post Grad Diploma in Computer Science, MSc (Prelim) (Computer Science), MSc (Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Base Systems) and a PhD in Computer Science with focus on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Geographic Information Systems. Recently, he has turned his attention to the necessary requirements for the provision and maintenance of a common shared health record, and the structures required to persist and share such a common record. That passion for innovation led his to his present role as COO in Ocean Informatics (Ocean Health Systems).

Richard holds a number of industry qualifications and is advancing the area of Biometric Recognition (including Biometric Financial Transactions) in the Healthcare sector. In particular, Palm Vein Technology as part of an Electronic Shared Health Record. “My goal is to promote and advance the Ocean CDR (Clinical Data Repository) as a platform for enriching patient’s Electronic Health Record,” says Dr Satur. “The richer this record, the more useful it is for the Healthcare sector and the more we can provide Healthcare services that target and satisfy the needs of individuals.”

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Heath Frankel  |  Chief Technology Officer

Heath Frankel | Chief Technology Officer

Heath Frankel is a Health Informatics Consultant with 18 years of experience in solution design and development of Clinical Information Systems. Throughout these roles, his emphasis has been on shared health records, system interoperability and electronic referrals.

Initially, Heath specialised in Health Level 7 (HL7) clinical messaging and its relationship to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). He was a member of Standards Australia IT-14 working group committees and also represented Australia at HL7 Working Group Meetings as a Modelling Facilitator. Heath is also a contributor to the Australian profile for FHIR.

Heath joined Ocean in 2005 to design and oversee the development of Ocean's openEHR clinical modelling tools and EHR application platform, which are the foundation of Ocean’s products and projects, including Multiprac Infection Control, LinkedEHR and NT DoH My eHealth Record. He has consulted to several Australian jurisdictions on eHealth integration, solution and enterprise architectures and currently contributes to the openEHR Foundation as a dedicated member of the Specification Editorial Committee.

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Andrew Blunden FCA  |  Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary

Andrew Blunden FCA | Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary

Andrew Blunden is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has more than 30 years of experience working across a variety of industries, including IT, Healthcare and Financial Services.

He has held a variety of executive-level roles, including Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Director for both publicly-listed and privately owned organisations in Australia and Asia. His vast experience includes assisting many companies navigate high-growth periods and helping them maximise their value. Andrew has also been instrumental in the successful public listing and trade sale of several companies.

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