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Our purpose.

We leverage our expertise and advanced technologies to help healthcare professionals provide better care, via centralized, real-time clinical information.

We’re a team of multidisciplinary specialists who invest our energy into developing and implementing IT solutions designed to improve your business intelligence, on all levels. Healthcare professionals can provide care and comfort with the most accurate and relevant information possible.

We are Purkinje.

Located in Montreal, Groupe Purkinje is a 100% Canadian based company specializing in the development and integration of software solutions for the healthcare sector. Our keen understanding of the clinical world and our technological know-how have made Purkinje the benchmark for healthcare establishments in Québec and Canada.

For more than 40 years, thousands of healthcare professionals have trusted Purkinje to improve the flow of clinical information, to optimize their processes and to provide a better care experience for their patients.

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Our clients. Our reach.

For healthcare establishments, our solutions operate like true healthcare ERPs by optimizing the interoperability of the various systems required for the patient journey. Among our clients are health organizations in Québec and Canada of various sizes and missions, in particular:

For healthcare professionals, we provide medical billing solutions and services. More than 10,000 professionals in Québec benefit from our services and advice via our Facturation.net solution and other branches.

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The Purkinje cell is our inspiration.

The word Purkinje refers to cells located in the cerebellum of the human nervous system. These are true neurological hubs, which act as message transmission centres throughout the human body. These cells were discovered by Johannes Purkinje in 1837, and our solutions ensure connectivity between the various components of your IT application ecosystem while increasing their potential.

Established credibility

Purkinje's management team and board of directors are comprised of professionals with proven experience and credibility in the healthcare industry.

The management team

Martin Trépanier

General Manager

Driven manager with deep knowledge and understanding of the healthcare industry, particularly community care solutions and chronic disease management. Martin cumulates more than 15 years in the Information and Communication Technologies related to healthcare as a clinician, an engineer, and a manager. His backgrounds combining technical and clinical gives him the credibility and, the ability to understand and communicate efficiently with stakeholders at all levels.

Marius Tine

Director of Professional Services

Mr. Tine has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, including 13 in Québec as a Regional Project Manager (Montreal region) for the implementation of the DCI OACIS. He also held various senior management positions in the Québec healthcare network as Deputy Director of Information Resources.

Jean-Manuel De Bané

Director of Special Projects

During his career, Jean-Manuel have helped organizations of all sizes tackle the most complex challenges and deliver. He believes doing business with purpose involves keeping customers front and center in every decision we make. Jean-Manuel is at his best leading high-stakes, mission-critical endeavors requiring a strong dose of strategic abilities, superior business judgment, and stellar problem-solving skills.

Christian Rocher

Director, Products and Development

With more than 30 years of experience, including 24 in the healthcare field with Purkinje and Elekta, Rocher helped create Purkinje's flagship solutions, including DCI Purkinje-HM.

Yan-Éric Simard

Director of Talent and Culture

With almost a decade of experience in the field of human resources, more specifically in tech talent acquisition, Yan-Éric has a deep understanding of the labour market's modern environment, as well as the main challenges in attracting, mobilizing and retaining talent. Team spirit and innovation are principles he follows on a daily basis.

Céline Morin

Client Relationship Manager

As a strategic manager, Céline has over 25 years of experience in Québec’s healthcare system. For many years, she held positions as executive manager. During her career, she has spearheaded the implementation of many technology, logistics, real estate and finance projects. She has played a strategic role in improving the services offered to the clinical sector.

Jacob Verret

Senior Director of Operations

With over 12 years in information security and the IT management field, Jacob has expertise in compliance, IT risk management, cloud infrastructure management and technology audits. His consulting and industry experience allows him to understand the challenges and issues related to IT, information security and compliance. These strengths allow him to effectively manage multiple issues and complex projects. His is particularly comfortable simplifying complex issues and communicating solutions.

Board of Directors

François Carignan

CEO – Purkinje Group

François Carignan has more than 38 years of experience in the field of local and international business management as well as in international marketing consulting. He has been leading the Purkinje group for 12 years now and focuses primarily on healthcare IT development. Because of his commitment, the company has expanded from having 45 employees to more than 250 employees, growing at an average of 35% per year. Carignan’s experience encompasses the important aspects of business growth to achieve a promising vision.

Mary-Anne Carignan

Co-President (Clinical Division)

Mary-Anne has extensive international experience working with global companies such as Philip Morris, part of the Kraft family of companies, and Nabisco, where she was the first woman to be promoted to International Budget. Her experience spans 25 years in areas such as trade finance, corporate finance and business transformation. She lived and worked in Lausanne, Switzerland; Zagreb, Croatia; Antwerp, Belgium and in her hometown of New York. She was the first female Vice-President hired by US medical software company Purkinje when she was named head of Canadian operations in 2007, and later became co-chair in 2011.

François Côté

Administrator – Board Member

François Côté has more than 40 years of experience in the IT field, including more than 35 years specifically in the healthcare sector. He is a past CEO of Emergis Inc., an IT solution dedicated to healthcare (acquired by Telus Health in 2008). He also held the position of President and CEO of this division. His vast experience covers all aspects of managing healthcare software development, IT service delivery and strategic planning, including delivering projects to major clients.