Alison Hardacre lives in Melbourne, Australia, and has also lived in Asia. After leaving a high-flying corporate career, Alison founded a global health technology platform that, in just four years, has gone from an idea to a service that improves the lives of millions of people around the world. Alison is a former Young Australian of the Year, thanks to her community service, and has been the director of a number of Australian charities and services, including in the mental health, welfare and disability sectors. Alison speaks five Asian languages and holds an M.B.A., as well as law and arts degrees.
Alison is the Managing Director and Co-founder of HealthKit, which provides software to doctors and patients around the world that makes healthcare efficient, effective and accessible all over the world while finding cures for the world's diseases. The problems of healthcare are the same everywhere: Two-thirds of people don’t get the help they need when they need it because they can’t find the right practitioner. It is worse in rural areas. Compounding this is the hour of administration a day doctors must complete, which is time that could be better spent treating patients. HealthKit provides software for doctors in every country of the world to manage their practice and patients so they can treat more patients. For patients, HealthKit has the largest, most detailed directory of doctors anywhere in the world and currently serves over 50% of the world’s English speaking population while also providing tools for patients to track their health that they can share with their doctors and transform treatment. Even the data behind HealthKit can save lives as its health data analytics have more potential to save lives than drug innovations, according to the World Health Organization.