Jonathan has 40+ years of diverse blue collar, line, technology, management, consulting and governance experience, working on business strategy, management and information technology, across commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors, in all types of countries and cultures, at all levels from operative to board and investor/owner. He retired in March 2019 from the Datacom Group where for 8 years he was CEO and then International Executive Chair. Jonathan is currently chair of Assistive Technology Australia and a director of the Asylum Seekers Centre.
Ian is a retired medical practitioner with a broad experience in healthcare delivery and an excellent background in healthcare IT. He is currently on the board of Smart Health (electronic health records provider). He was exposed to many startups in Health IT on the board of the National Health Sciences Centre. Ian also has an extensive network in the medico-political sphere, as a Fellow of the AMA, past president of the ACTAMA, member of the Federal AMA Council and board member of AMA Commercial (the then commercial arm of the Federal AMA). Ian has also chaired the ACT Local Hospital, the GP Workforce Working Party and the Medicare Benefits Advisory Committee and has recently completed consultancy work on the Government's review of Medicare Benefits. Ian is a foundation investor in Humanetix.
Shaun Larkin has 30+ years health care financing and delivery experience in Australia, Asia, and the United States including being CEO of the A$2.5b the Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF) from 2010-2017. More recently has leveraged this experience to become an investor, director and advisor to a number of start-ups in the health start-up ecosystem in Australia and the United States as well working as a Professor of Health Policy and Financing at the University of Sydney.
Matt is the inventor of the Humanetix platform. Matt has designed highly successful and disruptive new IT systems for both the military and civil sectors over a 20 year career, fulfilling Chief Systems Architect and CEO roles.
Lindsay has worked as a management consultant for 15 years, specialising in the science, technology and health research sectors. Before that he was a General Manager of Public Affairs, CSIRO and worked as a Diplomat in South-East Asia.
Humanetix offers a unique safety critical workflow engine (SWE) for hospitals, aged care facilities and other clinics. Humanetix SWE provides an Electronic Health Record (eHR), decision support and quality assurance at all stages of care to deliver better patient outcomes, while reducing healthcare costs.
We are committed to supporting our customers in protecting the privacy of patient information and to handling personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth), the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, the Australian Privacy Principles and relevant State and Territory privacy legislation.
Humanetix customers are hospitals, aged care facilities other healthcare providers or an individual clinician. These customers, or in some cases, individual clinicians working in those clinics, make care plans and records using Humanetix and are the owners of these medical plans and records to the extent that they are their business record and property. However, the patient is the ultimate owner of the information in the record. Patient privacy requires that the patient information is kept confidential, secure and that the data retains integrity.
This policy describes Humanetix approach to helping its customers maintain patient privacy. The policy is an integral part of Humanetix Quality Management System (ISO9001 certified) and relevant staff are trained to understand its rationale and to implement it in company operations.
Humanetix software enables its customers to record and store patient information. Humanetix recognises that patient information should be released to others only with the patient’s permission or as allowed by law.
Responsibility for obtaining patient permission to release data, and decisions on to whom this information is released, are the responsibility of the customer that has licensed Humanetix software. Humanetix does not deal directly with patients and refers any queries from patients about data held in the Humanetix system to the customer to manage.
Humanetix staff only access or copy individual patient information when needed to diagnose issues reported by customers or to monitor system performance and when authorised by the customer to do so. When copied, all data is de-identified according to company-approved procedures to ensure no identifiable patient data leaves the production data environment.
Only individuals authorised by the hospital clinic, aged care facility, other clinic or the clinician become registered users within Humanetix. The nominated customer representative identifies the various staff roles within the clinic or facility and determines what information is needed by each role.
The customer’s system administrator, nominated by the customer representative, creates user accounts within the customer’s own identity store. Management of these user accounts and related authentication credentials is the responsibility of the customer.
In addition to supporting its customers to maintain confidentiality through appropriate permissions and user access, Humanetix also supports its customers’ security policies and procedures to protect patient information against unauthorised external access.
Humanetix is ISO 9001 certified through its entire development process.
Humanetix implements the following measures to ensure data security:
Humanetix applications are deployed to a secure cloud environment located within Australia;
Humanetix applications are deployed within a dedicated environment for each individual customer; that is, Humanetix operates different tenancies within the same environment;
Humanetix applications use secure-HTTP for all communication between client applications and back-end; that is, all data is encrypted while in transit over the public internet;
Access to Humanetix applications can be restricted to particular IP addresses;
User identification is separated within the application; all clinical data is stored detached from the user identity and only re-identified in the client application;
Resident/Patient identification is equally separated within the application; all clinical data is stored detached from the resident/patient identity and only re-identified in the client application;
Humanetix offers the facilitation of all client application data access via a VPN to further enhance data access security.
Humanetix co-operates with the customer on the physical security of and access to client hardware running Humanetix applications. Each party’s responsibilities are specified in a in Service Level Agreement with the customer. Generally, the customer’s responsibility includes:
Controlling the use of devices to transmit data is the responsibility of the customer;
Setting and enforcing policies for strong authentication factors;
Educating all users as the above;
Ensuring the physical security of all client devices, for example—but not exclusively—against theft and loss;
Securing the in-facility network, wired or wireless;
Ensuring effective malware detection and removal measures are in place for all client devices;
Ensuring effective detection measures are in place for the leakage of clinical data outside the facility.
Humanetix also co-operates with the customer in the implementation of a data disposal plan and in the removal of data from reusable hardware.
Should an unauthorized user gain access to clinical information contained in Humanetix, Humanetix will assist the customer, to the extent practical, to identify the extent of the unauthorised access and to enable the Customer to notify affected patients if that is required.
Humanetix recognises that data used in clinical decision-making must be accurate. The responsibility for taking measurements, and entering data accurately, rests with the customer’s staff. Once entered into a Humanetix SWE, all data is time, date and user identity stamped. Once saved into a Humanetix SWE, data can be changed by an authorised user. In that event, the previous record is retained and the date, time and identity of the user making the change is recorded.
Humanetix SWE may alert a clinician that an abnormal observation has been entered. This will be according to rules and guidelines provided officially to Humanetix by the customer and responsibility for the integrity of the rules and guidelines lie exclusively with the customer.
If you would like to receive a copy of our constitution please clink the link below to a request form.
Humanetix is dedicated to providing clinical systems that:
improve safety and clinical outcomes for patients through better usability and reliability
improve clinical practice and resource utilisation through better data integrity
enhance job satisfaction for clinicians through a streamlined preventive care paradigm
We develop and produce these products to be as safe as possible, whilst also meeting the needs and expectations of our customers, and meeting applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
We have implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) in compliance with ISO 9001 in order to help us achieve these aims. Through the continual improvement of our QMS, and the meeting of our quality objectives, we are committed to the continual improvement of our products and services. This is achieved through the Business Planning and Improvement Process (QP-026 Business Planning and Improvement Plan), which ensures that the QMS and the overall business strategy are always in alignment.
Our product range is ultimately intended to interface with medical devices, and therefore our QMS has been developed with a view to compliance with ISO 13485.
Our partners include hospitals, national, state and local governments, researchers, universities, medical staff, peak bodies, some of the world's biggest IT companies and the World Patient Safety Movement.
For those interested in learning more about Humanetix, detailed supporting analysis is available on request.