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Not your typical IT company...

Ocean Health Systems is a unique company - with a strong international reputation as leaders in the global health and technology environment.

Founded as Ocean Informatics in 1998, our team is led by clinicians and provides a unique approach to health data and electronic health records, with a collective health informatics expertise of more than 100 years. Our experienced clinician informaticians work in a close partnership with our highly-skilled software engineers and share a common goal to improve the ability to ensure the availability of high quality health data when and where it is needed – utilising the latest technology as one of the essential tools for the provision of best practice clinical care.

Our goal? It is much more than simply the right data, at the right place and at the right time. In partnership with government, healthcare providers, vendors, organisations and consumers Ocean applies our 'smart data' approach to building clinical systems that transform the direct delivery of healthcare, enable safe and accurate exchange of health data, support aggregation and analysis of research data, and allow implementation of sophisticated clinical decision support algorithms.

What is this 'smart data'? It starts with Ocean's leadership role in the international development and standardisation of clinician-verified clinical data specifications known as archetypes. This means that the data that we collect in our clinical systems has been through a rigorous and collaborative design and approval process that draws on the expertise of clinicians, technicians, terminologists and other experts from over 80 countries - involving generalists and specialists; doctors, nurses and allied health providers; and the A to Z of health expertise.

Ocean Health Systems' team has a proven, international record of successful work in health IT standards. It began with authorship of the original open source openEHR specifications for an electronic health record architecture, as well as the establishment of the openEHR Foundation. Today, leadership in the openEHR Foundation plus our ongoing participation in ISO TC 215, HL7 International and HL7 Australia, and CEN TC 251 enhances Ocean's global reputation.

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Our clinical informaticians act as the communication bridge between practicing clinicians and our software engineers. All the software that we build reflects this very specialised and uncommon knowledge.

It’s a professional difference that we’re proud of and one that makes us unique. There are many technology companies currently building clinical software and electronic health records – but at Ocean, our attention to detail and genuinely comprehensive, thorough approach means you benefit from premium quality data you can trust.

All Ocean’s clinical systems are built from the ground up – and designed to align with the clinical requirements for foundational data, streamlined functionality and clinical workflow.

When you choose Ocean, you get these unique benefits:

  • Real clinician engagement - our clinical informaticians translate between the needs of your grassroots clinicians and the code that is implemented by our software engineers.

  • Patients and clinicians to be active partners in the eHealth journey - take a look at our Case Studies for examples.

  • Making a clinical difference is our focus - technology is just the enabler.

  • Agile technology development is an integral part of every level of engagement in the building of our clinical software systems.

  • Processes and tooling that support clinicians to drive clinical data quality.

  • Standardised, high-quality, accurate and clinically-verified health data that underpins safe data exchange, decision support, aggregation and analysis - and intelligent processing.