About Us

Cartula is a group of professionals committed to delivering accessible healthcare systems to clinicians and patients alike.


Cartula’s team has significant experience in the healthcare sector with over 35 years as leaders in the healthcare industry.


Our team is a dynamic group that can create and integrate effective healthcare solutions for both developing and sophisticated markets.


Our technology helps improve the effectiveness and efficiency of clinicians, while empowering the patient through connected care.


Cartula is a mix of medical professionals and IT experts. Collectively the team has many years of combined experience in the fields of professional services.


Specifically, the Cartula business and has deep experience in:


  • Starting up and growing businesses in the many and varied fields of IT, including cyber security, large systems, transport, law, corporate risk, and government;

  • Running and maintaining large hospital systems - at the CIO level - for world class hospitals;

  • Medical experience in Paediatrics, large hospital expertise both at the clinical and leadership level, and leadership roles in the development of health and technology;

  • Strategic and operational leadership in the creation and deployment of complex health IT systems, leadership positions in health research and development, and IT deployment skills across private hospitals, public hospitals, and large government departments; and

  • Senior Nursing leadership experience with organisations such as the WHO, the World Bank, AusAID and various universities within and outside of Indonesia and Australia.

John Lane

John is currently a founder and Chairman of Cartula International. John is also director of the object database company Eloquera and the cyber security company Securest.


John’s career started in the mid-sixties with IBM where he worked for 10 years in Australia and Canada.


After leaving IBM he was a foundation IT professional for Fujitsu in Australia. At the time Fujitsu had no IT presence outside of Japan and John worked directly with Fujitsu Japan to establish their overseas large systems market. The landmark success was the sale of giant mainframes to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


Following that John established Amdahl in Australia who soon became a major supplier of large systems to Government and business. Clients included Qantas, GMH, Department of Social Security and many others.


Since leaving the corporate IT world John has had a number of personal ventures including being Oracle’s first overseas distributor. His experience with complex sales and marketing activities and in managing startup situations is ideally suited for Cartula’s market objectives.

Bill Vargas

Bill has over 30 years of professional ICT experience specialising in the health care sector and has been recognised as an expert authority on technology matters.


He possesses proven skills in management, strategic planning, innovation and software development. Has managed and implemented a vast range of ICT systems which include EMRs, PACS (Medical Imaging), Oracle e-Business suite (Financials, HR, Procurement), Patient Billing, as well as the ICT infrastructure within a large health organisation. (data centres, networks, devices, etc.).


Previous roles include, CIO of The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN), IT manager and application developer.  Also, was previously Chair of the NSW Health CIO Executive committee and member of various other state committees.


Some of the key accomplishments he has led are:

  • Pilot site first to implement the NSW Health Electronic Health Record (HealtheNet), NSW Health Enterprise Imaging Repository (EIR) and integration to the National Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record – PCEHR (now MyHealthRecord).

  • Developed Mobility solutions, clinical systems and Mobile apps (HealtheCare, iBill).

  • Lead site for the implementation of Electronic Medical Record and Medications Management (Cerner). 

  • Implementation of a full Electronic Medical Record for Oncology, including medications. SCHN was the first paediatric Oncology Cerner site in the world.

  • Implementation of Document Imaging (scanned patient’s paper medical record) across SCHN making all records available electronically.


Bill was a Founding Member of Cartula and is currently Cartula’s CEO.

Dr Ralph Hanson

Ralph is a Paediatrician and was a Senior Staff Specialist at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and has a good understanding of the impact of digital
health on clinical practice.


He was Deputy Chair of the RACP eHealth Advisory Group, provided ehealth policy advice to the College and has a long history of participation in NSW Health Clinical Casemix and IT Clinical initiatives at a State and National level.


Ralph brings over 30 years of clinical and management experience in Health.  He has nurtured an extensive clinical network which extends to all craft groups. He is recognised as having been in a unique position as one of the early clinicians in Australia to also have had experience as a CIO leading innovative programs.

Ralph was most recently the Director of Information Services and Planning at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. He retired from the Hospital in 2011 after 30 years of service. He is currently an independent Consultant and Director of Hanwood Solutions and Clinical Lead at Cartula. He was instrumental with Bill Vargas in the development of Healthecare, the foundational clinical system being progressed to the next stage by Cartula. 

Ralph was awarded the annual Medal of Distinction by the Children's Healthcare, Australasia for his services to Child Health in 2011.

Alex McIntyre

Alex is a career IT professional who has worked for leading technology companies such as Hughes Aircraft, Boeing, Reed Elsevier and CSC.


Alex has managed the National Health Services Directory for the Australian Government. This role included strategic and operational leadership to deliver the most comprehensive directory of health and human services in Australia. Over 50 full time staff plus outsource providers were required to maintain and improve the platform and the data. Alex engaged with all health departments nationally to improve and extend adoption of the directory.

Alex worked for DXC Technology as the Senior Manager for Research and Development in their Health Practice to deliver and improve their 20+ health offerings. These products were deployed in public and private organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and UK. More than 200 design, development and QA staff supported the ongoing enhancement of the products.


Alex is now Product Delivery Manager for Cartula and is critical to both research and development of Cartula’s technology offerings, and also a key player in Cartula’s Health Advisory roles.

David Bowie

David is based in Sydney and has over 17 years’ experience across the legal and technology markets. His previous experience includes technology business development, project management, litigation consulting, electronic evidence, electronic courtrooms and electronic due diligence deal room implementation.

David has successfully worked within three top-tier law firms in Australia, as well as working as a technology consultant to the legal industry. He has been involved in providing technology solutions for significant corporate deals within the Australian market, as well as being involved in large multi-party, global litigation proceedings.

David has grown a significant Australian legal technology practice, and has added key clients to the practice’s portfolio while maintaining a highly profitable and diverse business.

David is highly experienced in managing complex global engagements, while managing the ongoing demands of a significant technology practice. He has assisted 18 of the top-20 Australian law firms, significant State and Federal Government departments, and many large multinational corporate clients.

Dr. Erfen Gustiawan Suwangto, MD, JD, LLM.

Erfen is a lecturer of health law and primary care at the Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia and the Secretary of the Medical Research Ethics Committee. He is a visiting lecturer for postgraduate medical students at both the University of Indonesia and Gadjah Mada University.

He is involved in Indonesia Health Ministry Workteam of Primary Care Development and Medical Ethics Honorary Board of Indonesian Medical Association in Jakarta. Erfenis also the first Director of Atma Jaya Institute for Networking Development of Primary Care Clinics which is managing clinics in Jakarta and its suburbs. These clinics don't just focus on important health issues, but also empower students and the community to better understand heath matters.

He was awarded an Australian Awards Fellowship by Australian Government to study primary care development in Flinders University. He is also a member of World Association for Medical Law and Chairman of Rajakumar Movement, Young Doctors Movement in Asia Pacific (a suborganization of World Organization of Family Doctors). He became Chief of Organizational Affairs at the Indonesia Association of Family Medicine and a legal consultant at the Cooperation Body of Indonesia Association of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Community Medicine, and Public Health.


In his spare time, he is also an active volunteer of Lions Club International and National Democratic Organization for Health Professionals. Erfen is also a Ph.D student of AUSN in Bioethics, Sustainability, and Global Public Health in Arizona, USA.

He is currently the CEO of Cartula Health Indonesia.

Vimal Prakash V

Vimal is an ambitious and motivated entrepreneur, always driving social change projects to benefit society and help make our world a better place for all. He is currently working at the forefront of global health, education, employment and skill development.


With over 16 years in Australia, working with large multinational companies and across the Asia Pacific region, he has developed an analytical, methodical and strategic approach to business development. He strives for excellence, and has a proven history of achieving tangible goals.


In the past few years Vimal has established two factories in Sydney and Melbourne using a sustainable business model and recruited 2,000+ staff for various corporate companies/warehouses, through his company’s labour hire/recruitment services.


He is the founder of Global Traders (2006), an industry leader in managing nationwide customer returns from retailers of consumer electronics & electricals, based at our Factories in Sydney & Melbourne. They work to process claims and manage fault analysis, as well as working on reconditioning, warehousing, storage & distribution. This is a company that Vimal built from scratch. Both facilities are managed by highly qualified staff, using sales force software and the latest technologies.


Vimal is incredibly passionate about mentoring University students, teaching them new skills and providing support to them throughout their internships in his warehouses. He also undertakes work in assisting people with disabilities to find employment, as he has existing, established relationships with organisations in Sydney. He believes this is his social responsibility. Vimal also works closely with both Australian and Indian universities to provide exchange opportunities to students, enabling them to experience other countries by connecting these facilities for exchange programs.



  • Established Corporate working relationships and managing the projects of companies such as Fuji Electric, Bosch Siemens, Philips, JVC, Sharp, JDE, Samsung, Nestle, Nespresso and many other major manufacturers, through our two factories based in Sydney and Melbourne.


  • Provided labour hire solutions and recruited 2000+ staff for various companies.


  • Business exceeded 500k turnover in first two years.


  • Provided skilling programmes and internships to more than 2000 unskilled workers as part of my social responsibility, resulting in them landing a job.

Vimal is CEO Cartula India.

Professor Di Brown, AO, PhD, RN

Di Brown is a Professor of Nursing with a national and international reputation in nursing leadership and nursing education. She has extensive experience as a clinician and academic both in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.


Di has built her reputation around effectively leading and managing change in a variety of settings. She has undertaken consultancies with organisations such as the WHO, the World Bank, AusAID and various universities within and outside of Australia. Di has worked extensively in the Asia-Pacific and has successfully led many health improvement projects both locally and regionally. She understands the challenges of working in low-resource environments and has worked collaboratively with regional colleagues to improve health service provision across a range of healthcare settings.


Di is a Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University, an adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and a Visiting Professor of the University of Indonesia.


In 2015 Di was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division in the Order of Australia, an honour awarded in recognition of her distinguished service, over many years, to nursing through the delivery of quality care, professional development and nursing education, and to the international advancement of the profession throughout Asia and the South Pacific.


Di now sits on the Advisory Board for Cartula Health.

Dr. Fainal Wirawan MM. MARS

Dr Fainal graduated with a Master of Management and Hospital Administration Masters from the University of Indonesia.


Dr Fainal has worked as the head of a sub-district health centre, a doctor in a hospital, and a Ministry of Health official.


After retiring he joined the KNCV Tuberculosis foundation. Dr Fainal helped the Indonesian Ministry of Health tackle the growing tuberculosis problem.


He has participated in the TB Infection Prevention and Control (PPI TB) training organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and was a member of the team who created the TB PPI Guidelines in the Health Service Facility, Ministry of Health.


Dr Fainal is currently a coach for the Indonesian KNCV Foundation, a consultant at the USAID TB Challenge, and Clinical Lead for Cartula Health Indonesia.

Eka Chandra Setiadi

Mr Chandra is an Indonesian businessman based in Jakarta.


Mr Chandra has extensive experience in operating businesses across Indonesia. In particular he has expertise in foreign language education, health clinics and hotel management.


Mr Chandra currently works for Cartula Health Indonesia (CHI) as Director. Mr Chandra provides strategic advice and direction to CHI with a view to enabling CHI’s Indonesian success.

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