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charmhealth appoints Health-IT Expert to the Board

Brisbane-based healthcare sector software vendor charmhealth has appointed seasoned Health IT sector executive Bryan Wrighton to its Board of Directors. Wrighton has had a distinguished career in the Health-IT sector spanning more than 30 years, including 10 years as CEO and Senior Vice President of McKesson's International Operations group. He has held senior international appointments with HP, GE and Siemens including as General Manager, e-Health and Enterprise Solutions for GE Healthcare Asia Pacific.

charmhealth develops and delivers state-of-the-art software solutions to manage the many functions of Oncology Facilities in private and public hospital settings. With 44 such facilities licensed to use Charm software to date, supporting more than 45,000 patients annually. charmhealth clients include the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Queensland Health, ACT Health and Cabrini Health. charmhealth is currently developing its next generation product, CHARMNG, due for release in early 2014. CHARMNGexpands the extensive functional capabilities of its current generation CHARM product and provides a range of deployment options from traditional on premise to a fully hosted offering. CHARMNGis designed to be patient centric and incorporates Australian and International standards. CHARMNGprovides a platform for charmhealth to move beyond the oncology market to service other chronic care sectors.

Consistent with charmhealth's growth strategy, the Board of Directors has been strengthened with a number of new appointments including Dr Paul Kelly and Anne-Marie Birkill from OneVentures, a significant investor in the company. Kelly brings experience as a clinician and health sector entrepreneur to the Board, while Birkill and Wrighton both bring relevant experience and networks.

“We are pleased to have someone of Bryan’s calibre on the board of charmhealth as his experience in global enterprise, particularly in the health sector will be an asset to the company,” says Charm CEO, Mark Wild.

“I am excited at the prospect of working with charmhealth at this pivotal time in its growth and expansion and look forward to helping them achieve their goals,” said Bryan Wrighton.

charmhealth is a portfolio company of the OneVentures Innovation Fund.

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For more information, contact:

Mark Wild, CEO charmhealth

Mobile: +61(0) 424 193 299 Email: mark.wild@charmhealth.com.au

Anne-Marie Birkill, OneVentures General Partner and charmhealth Chair of the Board

Mobile: +61 (0) 419 789 401 Email: abirkill@one-ventures.com

*About charmhealth:

charmhealth is Australia’s leading developer and supplier of specialist oncology electronic medical record and clinical information systems.

charmhealth solutions manage every aspect of patient care from diagnosis to treatment in the specialist areas of medical oncology, haematology, radiation oncology and medication management.

charmhealth is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 for software design, development and implementation for the management of chronic disease.

charmhealth solutions mitigate compliance, clinical, financial and administrative risk by ensuring the most up to date patient information is available to all healthcare providers, in real time, when making important clinical and prescribing decisions.

Read more about charmhealth at www.charmhealth.com.au

*About OneVentures:

OneVentures is a venture capital firm that invests in emerging Australian technology companies with true breakout potential, differentiated technology and compelling business models in the clean technology, information technology and life sciences sectors.

OneVentures is managed by a team of partners with a skills set and track record ideally suited to collaboration with entrepreneurial management teams to foster growth and create value: a unique blend of highly successful entrepreneurs, technology business founders and corporate executives with a strong scientific pedigree, extensive off-shore experience and networks.

The OneVentures Innovation Fund is a $40 million venture capital fund formed as an Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership. OneVentures is supported by the Australian Government through the IIF program with this funding matched by institutional investors, individual high net worth investors and family offices. The IIF is an Australian Government venture capital initiative that provides investment capital and managerial expertise through licensed venture capital fund managers to investee companies.

Read more about OneVentures at www.one-ventures.com