mCareWatch was developed in 2012 by brothers Peter and Paul (no, there’s no Mary but there is an older sister Helen), after an incident with their father, Michael, who had a stroke and following a full recovery was in need of a personal alarm. After much research they discovered there was no product on the market that could satisfy their father’s need for an emergency alarm that worked both inside and outside of the home. So, out of necessity, the mCareWatch mobile personal emergency smartwatch was developed and used by their father who was able to enjoy his daily walks (outside of the home). The brothers see the mCareWatch as the perfect support for older people who are not ready to give up their independence and families who are worried about their whereabouts and well-being.
The ‘m’ in mCareWatch stands for ‘Michael’ and recognises their father as the inspiration behind the company.
Our ConnectiveCARE one stop, multi-purpose digital healthcare platform supports safety, health and well-being.
You can connect a wide range of wearable and other healthcare devices to the ConnectiveCARE platform. The platform helps people with dementia and disabilities and their family and carers; those with chronic conditions or general health concerns; and people who want to improve and maintain their health fitness.
When you connect, you can access a wide range of useful functions that support health, safety and wellbeing. It’s easy, fast and accurate. And it may save your life, or the life of someone you love.
ConnectiveCARE functions range from measuring and reporting heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar through to activity and GPS tracking, geo-fencing, medical alerts, medication and appointment reminders, personal emergency alarms and more.
It’s up to you. Just choose your device…and connect.
One digital health platform. Many healthcare options.
– Personal emergency devices to support safety and well-being: dementia, disability and safety (family violence)
– Links to smart wearables and devices for GPS tracking and activity tracking, fitness and managing chronic conditions
– Ideal for post hospital discharge care and transitioning from hospital and home
– mHealth technology to measure, monitor and report key signs of health and well-being
– Ability to integrate to eHealth and practice management systems with deep biometric measurements facilitating population and corporate healthcare initiatives
– Bring your own device and connect to us: our focus is your health and well-being
Peter Apostolopoulos is a founding partner and director. He is an eHealth consultant with diverse experience in the public and private sectors in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Peter also acted as Health Informatician at various Australian health agencies such as NSW Health and Queensland Health, before becoming the Lead Health Domain Consultant for the Information Technology Services arm of SingTel, NCS. He was responsible for delivering large-scale, mission-critical systems for the Ministry of Health in Singapore and the Department of Health in Hong Kong. Peter brings to mCareWatch the healthcare and IT knowledge to ensure we deliver on our vision of by becoming the leading caring and wellbeing eHealth platform in Australia. A member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia and the Health Information Management Association of Australia, Peter holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Sydney, for which he studied both Information Technology and Health Information Management.
Paul Apostolis (Apostolopoulos)
Co-founder and Director
Paul is a founding partner and director. He has 20 years’ senior marketing and sales experience in major media and retail companies both in Australia and overseas, including cosmetics leader Napoleon Perdis, KAO and Fairfax Media. His track record spans the conception, development, launch and ongoing marketing of a wide range of products in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Hong Kong. Paul brings to mCareWatch a deep understanding of how to successfully develop and market products in the highly specialised personal care category, along with the all-important proven execution discipline, business experience and commercial acumen that’s required to turn a “great idea” into reality. Paul holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University.
Technical Services Manager
James is an IT consultant with over 20 years’ of experience in the IT industry. His expertise spans technical consulting, system architecture, enterprise integration, to project management, presales and more. His marque projects include building applications for TSMC, leading the team that oversaw the development of the messaging system for the entire Singapore civil servants and the extensive multi-million-dollar web content management system for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). James brings to mCareWatch both his paramount belief in the cause and vision of using technology to assist people who need it the most – and his ability to deliver on it.
Customer Experience Executive
Nicole is a highly motivated and experienced customer service advisor, with over 25 years’ experience across a variety of customer support departments, including Healthcare, Hospitality and the Financial sectors of large corporations. Over the past decade Nicole was dedicated to the growth and development of improving financial strategies for Startrack and Australia Post that aligned company objectives with customer satisfaction. Her innovative foresight into analyzing business challenges and offering effective solutions, has seen her navigate her career path to great success. Nicole brings to mCare Digital her passion for making a difference to those in need by providing a first-class customer experience. Her ability to resolve any queries or issues that may arise with compassion and understanding – will ensure our customers feel well supported at all times
Director of Customer Success
Jarka has over 15 years’ experience in strategy, operations and project management and has led operations for companies such as News Corp. She partners with corporates, SMEs and start-ups to help innovate, design and execute effective business strategies and solutions specialising in human centred design. In addition to her work at mCare Digital, Jarka is a Managing Partner at Necxus, a customer experience consultancy. She is a regular panellist with General Assembly and you can find her contributing to print and online publications writing about business and personal development.
mCareWatch has an expert panel of advisers from the health informatics, information technology, health and aged care sectors. Our advisory team help us to draw on the very latest in the evidence-based healthcare and technology fields to create accessible, relevant solutions that improve the quality of life of mCareWatch clients. That includes Australians with dementia and disabilities and their carers, those with chronic conditions and those who want our support in taking control of their own health and wellbeing.
mCareWatch Advisory Panel
- Diane Parmagos, Aged Care Advisor
- Vicki Bennett, Health & Welfare Advisor
- Hugh Williams, Business & Management Advisor
- Archie Achilleos, Technical & Network Engineering Consultant
- Marcel Kalfus, Legal Counsel