A successful acquisition
In August 2017, Partnered Health acquired Healthscope’s medical centre operations – a network of 43 medical centres, four specialist skin clinics and one specialist breast diagnostic clinic. Singapore-based Partnered Health owns and operates an extensive network of healthcare facilities across eight countries in the Asia Pacific region and is now the third largest primary care business in Australia.
As with most mergers and acquisitions, each company had its own systems, applications and databases. These needed to be integrated as quickly as possible to streamline and optimise business processes across the organisation. Marcus Jasper, who had worked with Healthscope for 10 years, was invited to take on the challenge as the new National IT Manager, Medical Centres at Partnered Health.
“It turned out to be the biggest six months of my professional life,” he says.