About us

About Us

OpenApp is a pioneering software company specialising in Healthcare

Mel McIntyre, MD, OpenApp

Mel McIntyre

Founder

10.10.1956 – 11.06.2017

Witnessing the importance and growth of Open Source as a viable business and development model, Mel founded OpenApp in 2002. For 15 years, he led the company through choppy waters from 3 employees to a company with now over 40 employees. OpenApp develops programmes, projects, applications and software primarily for the Healthcare market. It’s clients include the EU DG Sante group, the HSE, European Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Department of Health, international pharmaceuticals such as Vertex, Shire and Baxalta and a host of patient organisations. 

Mel was a keen supporter of Open Source and was Director of OpenForum Europe (OFE) since 2005. OFE is a European organisation which promotes openness in ICT. Full of vision and innovation, Mel was a problem solver first and foremost. He had a unique ability to understand a client’s need and objectives and transform that into real solutions that worked for them.

A lover of the GAA, he was either training the juveniles, working on a committee role or updating the website at his beloved St. Sylvester’s, Malahide. Mel believed that in healthcare informatics the patient should be placed at the centre of all solutions, platforms and services. He will remain our inspiration and his legacy will continue for this is the ethos of our company. He is sorely missed.


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Con Hennessy

Con Hennessy

Managing Director

Con has over 20 years experience in several areas of the IT industry. He spent 10 years abroad working around Europe in high profile projects for telecommunications companies, participating in leadership teams for large diverse projects. Con joined OpenApp in 2002, and quickly moved into the position of CTO. That followed later with the role of COO, helping to keep our development teams focused on customers needs and making sure that the technical solutions are appropriate, and sustainable. He became MD in 2017.

Pawel Stawarz

Pawel Stawarz

Director, system design, software and database development.

With over 10 years of continuous software development, Pawel has a wealth of experience and his innovative nature helps OpenApp to deliver solutions with quick turn-around. Pawel is lead designer and software engineer for the NRATraffic, Health Intelligence NQAIS, HIPE and Prescribing modules. Pawel has in-depth knowledge of R, Python, PostgreSQL, Django, Zope, OpenLayers and all things open source. He is OpenApps subject matter expert in GIS, Irish Census, HIPE, births, mortality, perinatal, histopathology, prescribing, vaccination, and endoscopy datasets and modules.

David Creane

David Creane

Director, system design, software and database development.

A senior software engineer at OpenApp, David is a lead system developer for a wide range of OpenApp solutions. He is a subject matter expert in Plone which delivers the OpenData Atlas platform for self-service style reporting of open data linked with a user’s information in a spatial dimension. He also plays a significant role behind the innovation of OAHealth, the assessment and registry platform. David has in-depth knowledge of Plone, PostgreSQL, Django, Python, Zope, OpenLayers, and is OpenApps lead software engineer for Health Intelligence Service Directory, Health Service Executive Map Centre and Health Atlas mapping tools

OpenApp is always looking for smart, hard-working team players who are open to learning new skills.

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