Opening the new offices in East Melbourne, the Victorian Technology Minister, Gordon Rich-Phillips, said iCare would create 35 new ICT jobs by 2015.
Mr Rich-Phillips said iCare was Australia’s leading provider of clinical, care and medication management software to the aged care sector, and had undergone significant business expansion and the move to a new bespoke office would facilitate future growth plans.
“I’m delighted that iCare has committed to create 35 new, highly skilled ICT jobs over the next three years to coincide with the opening of this office.
The Minister pointed to the fact that last financial year, the Coalition Government had helped facilitate more than 1,300 jobs in the Victorian ICT sector, which he said generated annual revenues of $30 billion and exports of $2.35 billion.
The Minister said iCare’s investment built on Victoria’s technology capability, particularly in the eHealth sector, and its software solution was a unique offering that delivered operational efficiencies for nursing and care staff by providing a complete single person electronic health record for aged care which incorporated medication management by linking pharmacies and GPs.
"With more than 45,000 aged care beds licensed to use iCare’s clinical and care solution and medication management system, iCare is in a leading position to continue investing in new technology," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
iCare’s managing director, Chris Gray, said iCare’s recent acquisition of a UK community care software solution would provide further export revenue and enable growth opportunities in the Australian market.
“The office space that we have invested in is designed to cater for our next growth phase and provides an environment that enables collaboration and innovation for our staff.
“These factors make it an ideal location for iCare to grow our local business as well as expand into the global market.”