Brian Phee

Clinical Applications · Integration · Leadership

I have extensive experience working with Cerner Millenium as an Application and Application Integration specialist, having worked on both bespoke solution development and large scale electronic medical record (eMR) implementations. For the last 9 years I have led teams delivering electronic solutions for clinicians in the public health system in NSW.

As a former clinician and clinical manager I am able to bring an informed perspective to eMR solution development with an emphasis on useability and patient safety.


Team Manager / Application Specialist

Clinical Applications Development - eHealth - NSW Health

In this role I lead a team responsible for the Design, Build and Implemention of solutions in the NSW state-wide electronic medical record (eMR). The team's focus is on web application development, data analytics, application integration, automation and domain management. Major successes include:

  • Development of the Drug & Alcohol component of the eMR as part of the Community Health & Outpatient Care (CHOC) program
  • Creation of a clinical documentation suite for Mental Health Assessments and Treatment
  • New workflow designs for all clinicians around admission assessment
  • Several major code upgrades of the state-based build reference domains

Nov 2010 - Present

Application Specialist: Core Systems & Powerchart

South Eastern Sydney Area Health

I was responsible for the implementation of the core functions of Cerner Millenium electronic Medical Record (eMR) in this large metropolitan Health Service with multiple hospitals: in effect, building the eMR 'from the ground up'.
This was the first comprehensive eMR implementation in NSW and provided the template for the rest of the state rollout.
Following implementation I maintained core millenium applications and Powerchart.

May 2007 - Nov 2010

Application Specialist - Clinical Documentation

Sydney South-West Area Health

Business analysis, design, build and maintenance of point of care clinical documentation in Cerner Millennium.
Major achievements included the development of a comprehensive documentation suite for

  • the Renal Transplant Service
  • the Liver Service
  • develop of original documentation design and build standards for the electronic Medical Record (eMR)
Aug 2002 - May 2007

National Health Care Manager

Australasian Correctional Management
I was responsible for the establishment and management of a comprehensive health care service designed for residents in immigration detention centres across all of Australia.
Dec 2000 - Sept 2001

Senior Nurse Manager, Mental Health

South Eastern Sydney Area Health

Professionally and administratively responsible for managing mental health services across two major hospitals as well as community mental health services. Major achievements included the consolidation of inpatient services onto a single campus and the commission of a new, purpose built inpatient unit.

April 1997 - Dec 2000

Prior Clinical & Management Positions

NSW & Scotland

Team Leader - Eastern Suburbs Community Mental Health Service
Senior Investigation Officer - NSW Health Care Complaints Commission
Case Manager - Inner City (Darlinghurst) Mental Health Service
Nursing Unit Manager - NSW Corrections Health Service
RN Emergency Department - Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

1984 - 1997


Spherion (The Power Institute), Sydney, Australia

Advanced Diploma of Business Systems
Computer programming for Business Systems
Spherion (The Power Institute), Sydney, Australia

Graduated 2002

University of Technology, Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Health Management

Faculty of Nursing

Graduated 1997

University of Technology & TAFE College, Sydney

Advanced Certificate in Occupational Health

Faculty of Nursing

Graduated 1991

Glasgow East & Glasgow South Schools of Nursing

Registered Nurse Mental Health : Registered Nurse General

Gartloch Hospital, Southern General Hospital

Graduated 1982 (MH), 1984 (Gen)


Programming Languages & Tools
Cerner Millenium
  • Application Integration
  • Testing & Debugging
  • Core Millenium
  • Domain Management

Project Management
  • Agile Development
  • Experienced Leadership
  • Clinician Centred Design


Apart from work I enjoy much of my time being outdoors. I am an avid all-year-round swimmer and a regular bushwalker and hiker. During the warmer months I enjoy kayaking and camping.

When indoors I love to develop my own websites and exploring the latest technology advancements in healthcare. I also follow a number of sports and I spend time reading .