Dr Jacob M. Poo is a medical doctor with BSc and MBChB both obtained at MEDUNSA (now Sefako Makgatho Health Science University). He has for over 20 years been active in the public sector and private sector. His public sector involvement ranges from being a correctional service medical officer to a medical manager in a med-size district hospital and to his current role as a sessional Emergency Department doctor. In the private sector he has worked as a general practitioner and a management consultant focusing on public and private healthcare as well as the pharmaceutical industry. In his current role as a Corporate Account Executive and Healthcare Advisor for MEDITECH SA he focuses on assisting public sector clients to maximise the benefit from their HCIS investments through learning and implementing international best practice.
From his early days, Dr Poo has always regarded himself as an activist. His current passion is helping clients to select and deploy information technologies to assist them in achieving strategic alignment between the “big lofty goals” and the everyday clinical decision-making and patient experience. Patience, tenacity, focus and discipline define his approach to life, and serves as a guide to his every interaction with clients.