Who are we?

We specialise in strategic business and IT advisory services. Our passion is to provide strategic advice for the more effective use of information and digital capabilities, particularly in health and education.

Our principal Dr Paul Cooper has a unique blend of insights from his experience in biomedical research, IT, business consulting and digital marketing.

About Paul

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About Paul - Cont'd

Paul obtained a Ph.D at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) of Medical Research (Melb. Uni), and subsequently a Grad. Dip. Business (Organisational Development) at RMIT University. He has higher qualifications in health informatics (CHIA) and completed the company directors course in 2002 (AICD). He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informaticians (ACHI). He has many years of leadership experience including as MD of a UK consulting firm reporting to the Australian parent organisation.

He is a confident and accomplished leader, presenter and facilitator and has been widely engaged by clients for executive and board level consultancy. His engagements at board level have included workshop facilitation, risk and root cause analysis, digital marketing and digital innovation strategy formulation, program and project health checks. Since 1988 he has worked as Principal Consultant in a broad range of industries, including higher education, health and telcos. Paul brings his energy and talents in Digital Health, digital innovation, strategy development and transformational change to client organisations.

Paul is collaborative by nature and is known for his high energy levels and strategic vision which helps colleagues and team members achieve goals. He believes strongly in the benefits of diversity and has been a diversity champion throughout his career. Paul currently advises a number of boards and is an independent consultant. He is appointed as a part-time A/Prof in Health Informatics Management at Deakin University and a Research Affiliate for Epworth Healthcare. Paul is a volunteer member of the WEHI Support & Advocacy Committee and Deputy Chair of Biogrid Australia.

Our Experience

Client Role: Acting Director Digital Health (DHHS)

Engaged by Department Health & Human Services to provide interim leadership as Director Digital Health. In this capacity he engaged with public and private health CIOs, CNIOs and CMIOs to help set roadmap for digitasing health and to progress business cases for sector-enabling projects. The role also engaged closely with ADHA at the national level and other state agencies as well as industry.

Client Role: Manager, Media and Digital Communications (Monash)

Responsible for the management of key communications functions for a major university. The engagement required the management of staff, development of a strategic communications plan and establishing a new service-oriented culture for interactions with faculties.

Client Role: Principal Consultant, (Transurban)

Responsible for the health check review of a key program on behalf of the client. The result was a clearly presented document that was taken to the client board and resulted in renewed funding for the core program. The health check process developed by Paul was supported by an innovative approach.

Client Role: Business Review (Cenitex)

Engaged by the Board of Cenitex to lead a review of the change program that was being developed for Cenitex by internal staff and an external consultancy. The engagement required high levels of stakeholder engagement, and careful, evidence-based reporting of findings. The engagement was successfully delivered in a very short timeframe.

Client Role: Delivery Manager (Nehta)

Engaged to report to the CEO of the National eHealth Transition Authority (Nehta) in support of the implementation of the National Authentication Services for Health (NASH) program. The engagement required a high level of stakeholder engagement with state and territory jurisdictional representatives as well as Commonwealth departments. The delivery of NASH was time-fixed and fundamental to delivery of the electronic health record. The engagement successfully managed the delivery responsibility through to Medicare and ensured that all stakeholders were kept fully informed and aligned throughout.