Thomas Beale (principal)


25 years' experience in EHR technology and standards, information modelling, semantic interoperability, e-health strategy and open health computing platforms.


Principal Architect

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Knowledge-based standards development, software engineering, education, business development, industry analysis and thought leadership since 1986, including in real time control, finance, and e-health. Lead of Specification Program.

Thomas's early experience was in CMM level 4 engineering of real-time control systems. He also worked in some of the largest financial enterprises in Australia, in both a strategic advisory capacity and on project implementation. He has worked in e-health since 1994, when he was the technical advisor for the Good European Health Record (GEHR) project.

Since 1998, he has been involved in international e-health standards development (OMG, HL7, CEN, IHTSDO), including as an IHTSDO Technical Committee member 2009-2012. He has worked on the openEHR architecture since 2001.

He has also consulted for the US Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA), Intermountain Healthcare, and various Ministries and Departments of Health, including in Australia, UK, and Brazil.