Health Communication Network

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Health Communication Network
Industry Health care
Practice management
Clinical management
Medical software
Headquarters St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia

Health Communication Network (HCN), trading as MedicalDirector,[1] is a company headquartered in St Leonards, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, with offices located in Bundaberg and Melbourne. It is a subsidiary of Primary Health Care Limited.[2][3][4]

HCN is a provider of evidence based software tools and online medicines information resources for general practitioners and specialists in the health care industry. HCN employs about 137 people.

Annual turnover is approximately AU$36 million.

Primary Health Care attempted and failed to find a buyer for HCN during 2011.[5]

Asian private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners announced an offer to acquire the company for AU$155 million on 30 March 2016.[1]


  1. ^ a b Huang, Elaine (30 March 2016). "Affinity Equity Partners to acquire Australia's Medical Director for $118m". DealStreetAsia. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Woodhead, Ben (14 April 2005). "Primary purge on HCN management.(Primary Healthcare Ltd., Health Communication Network Ltd.)". The Australian Financial Review. Australasian Business Intelligence. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Urban, Rebecca (14 February 2005). "Primary finds HCN in worse health.(Health Communication Network Ltd.)". The Age. Australasian Business Intelligence. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Saville, Margot (4 November 2004). "Talks fail; IBA to launch hostile bid for HCN". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Dearne, Karen (22 August 2011). "Primary Health drops $300m HCN sale". The Australian. 

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