SVIDA Company History
SVIDA Pty Ltd was spawned from a software development company that had been delivering retail pharmacy and specialised in drug information solutions for the past 33 years. The core team including pharmacists and doctors has been involved in a number of global projects covering a variety of markets and health sectors. Our key expertise ranges from clinical workflow and best practice through to shared electronic health records, encryption, standards, and terminologies. Drawing on this knowledge and expertise, SVIDA has developed a suite of products designed specifically for low-skilled use and rapid deployment that are aimed at closing the loop between doctors, pharmacists, nurses, carers, and their patients.
Meet the SVIDA Team
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
David has been working in the education and training market for over 15 years and possesses tertiary qualifications in business management and social research. He runs his own national company based in Hobart providing web-based applications and software to government organisations and the training market. His expertise lies in business commercialisation in regulated markets
While his background is software engineering, from early on in his 15 year career Patrick has played a far more significant role. Highly intelligent, effective and ingenious, Patrick gradually took on increasing responsibility until he was directing operations and managing software development. Patrick has travelled extensively and has developed an understanding of local cultures and how medications are managed in the major Asian countries, as well as many valuable contacts. He has provided specialist consulting to large international companies and organisations and has proven his ability to manage and solve complex technical issues around health IT systems and terminologies.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Chung has been working within the Health information technology industry for 35 years. He began his career as a pharmacist before moving into information technology. He has run his own company, Phoenix Computer Systems, for the majority of this time and also worked with large companies internationally in the deployment of health related technology. As a health professional himself, Chung has a profound understanding of how health services are delivered and of the many associated problems. He has many key senior health contacts in Australia and across Asia. Chung is a visionary with a unique ability to understand market dynamics and stakeholder behaviour to discover disruptive market opportunities. He is the founder of SVIDA and driving force behind the company’s innovation.
Dr Gurcharan Ubhi
Gurcharan is a general practitioner who operates a thriving multidisciplinary practice outside of Melbourne. He completed his medical training in the UK and has practised in Australia for some 30 years. Gurcharan is an integral part of his local community. He provides medical services to several local aged care facilities and works closely with the local pharmacy. Open minded, Gurcharan does not hesitate to try a new idea or even to pioneer a new technology. In the early 80’s while Tasmanian based, he worked with Chung on a revolutionary project to send prescriptions electronically between the clinic and pharmacy. Gurcharan’s role in SVIDA is to provide the clinician perspective on product development. He will play a significant role in the Australian alpha and pilot testing phases by providing a complete field-testing environment.
Roly has been a community pharmacist for 39 years in Tasmania, Queensland, and Western Australia. He was involved in the formation of pharmacy’s first co-operative computerised dispensing system. Roly has provided pharmacy services to aged care facilities for 30 years and has participated in the earliest stages of SVIDA development. Grounded, structured and organised, Roly is a critical thinker who brings a valuable pragmatic perspective, along with clinical pharmacy expertise, to SVIDA operations.