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Australian software company opens EMEA base in Cork

Written by Business World, on 17th Sep 2018. Posted in Ireland

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HealthKit, the global cloud-based healthcare management platform, has today opened its EMEA office in Cork, Ireland.

HealthKit has grown to over 28,000 health practitioners across 75 different professions in 50 countries and is on track to realising 40,000 practitioners by year’s end.

Its new EMEA office will create 10 new high-level jobs in Cork over the next nine months, with the team expected to double from that point over the next 18 months. The company is currently witnessing growth between 1% and 5% every week, with the Cork office playing an important role in this growth going forward.

HealthKit’s core software is free to use and its success has been driven by its ability to transform how health practitioners manage patient records and administrative tasks. With HealthKit, practitioners can manage their entire practice, simply and effectively in the cloud, improving efficiency and access to vital patient information, and ultimately realising improved patient outcomes.

The past year has seen HealthKit grow to accept over 5,000,000 appointments through its platform globally. This is expected to double over the next two years, with the Cork office enabling much of this increase.

This success has seen practitioners adopt and rely upon HealthKit across all continents, from countries including Ireland, the UK, France, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, South Africa, and the US.

Commenting at the launch of their EMEA office, CEO and co-founder, Alison Hardacre, said: “After two years of preparation, we are delighted to launch our first overseas office in Ireland. Cork’s growing reputation as a health and tech hub, the support from organisations such as the IDA and Cork Chamber of Commerce, the high quality of educated talent, and proximity to international transport links means it is the most attractive choice.

“Today’s gigabit broadband network announcement further strengthens the city’s world-leading community infrastructure and reaffirms our decision to build our EMEA expansion from Cork.”

HealthKit is currently investing in its support and market expansion team in Cork, with the technical development team to come online in the next six to 12 months. These globally-focused roles will spearhead HealthKit’s growth, not only in Ireland, but the EMEA region as a whole, and reiterate Cork as an emerging destination for world-leading technology companies.

Welcoming HealthKit to Cork, CEO of Cork Chamber Conor Healy said: I am delighted that HealthKit has benefitted from our diverse resources and strong talent pool, and this launch is a testament to the opportunities for global growth available in Cork and the surrounding area.”

Source: www.businessworld.ie


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