Secure messaging pioneer takes on new role at Argus

Ross Davey, who first conceptualised the Argus secure messaging software, has stepped down as general manager to take on a part-time role focusing on product direction and special projects.

Mr Davey was working as the foundation director of the Collaborative Centre for eHealth at the University of Ballarat when he came up with the idea as part of a project initially sponsored by the Top End Division of General Practice in Darwin in 2001.

Mr Davey oversaw the design, development and support for the Argus project and became one of two founding directors of the private start-up company ArgusConnect in 2004.

Tania Oldaker, previously in charge of marketing for Argus, has taken on the role of general manager of the Argus business unit.

Peter Young, managing director of Argus owner DCA eHealth Solutions, now part of Telstra Health, said Mr Davey had made a substantial contribution to Argus and the messaging industry.

“He has taken the Argus business from an embryonic idea to become a major brand in eHealth, Mr Young said.

Mr Davey was also the founder and inaugural president of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) from 1995-1998 and also formed the Health OpenWare Foundation and the Australian Healthcare Messaging Laboratory at the Collaborative Centre for eHealth.

He is also a past board member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and continues to be active on numerous boards and committees in eHealth sectors.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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