Leading Australasian medical software company Best Practice Software was recognised with a major Award at the Bundaberg Regional Chambers of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, 26th May. Chief Operating Officer Craig Hodges said it was a great honour for the entire team at Best Practice. “On Saturday evening I had the great honour of accepting the Professional Services Business of the Year Award at the Business Excellence Awards in Bundaberg. Judges determined that Best Practice Software met, in a joint award with a local animal hospital, the criteria of a successful business best engaged with its customers, team, products, and community” Mr Hodges said. “It’s not our systems or products or buildings or large user base in its own right that saw us win – but rather the immense contribution of a team of people, each doing their own important part in the overall picture”. Best Practice was created in 2004 in Bundaberg Queensland, by Dr Frank Pyefinch, who brought users the benefits of a busy and successful career as a respected General Practitioner and more than a decade’s experience as Australasia’s pioneer of medical software development. The company opened its busy Operations Hub in Bundaberg in April 2013 – the most sophisticated “nerve centre” dedicated to Medical Information Technology in the nation – and grew its team into a New Zealand operations centre in Hamilton; a modern support centre in Sydney; and a business centre in Brisbane, Queensland. “We believe that Best Practice combines the best in people, systems and technology to help connect communities with medicine and it’s gratifying to see the panel of judges recognises the work we do and the part we play from our founding base in Bundaberg” Mr Hodges said.