About Intelligent Medical Systems

Dedicated to Service

Intelligent Medical Systems, the company behind Bluebird, has been serving the medical community for 20 years. We are dedicated to serving clinicians. We design, develop and support innovative solutions that improve healthcare efficiency. We do not sell software; we offer a fully managed, turnkey service, specifically designed to make it simple for your hospital to combat antimicrobial resistance and comply with new regulations. Our professional staff go to great heights to exceed your expectations.

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Our Pedigree

Intelligent Medical Systems has its roots in Internet Africa, which, in the nineties was the largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Africa, and a Datatec subsidiary. This inheritance ensures that our company infrastructure is expertly positioned to manage the Bluebird Cloud on an industrial scale.

Integration Engine

We began life in 1993 as an EMR for doctors. By the late nineties our integration hub was moving 80% of the total electronic lab traffic to individual doctors in Southern Africa (we now have more than 20 years experience integrating disparate medical data streams).

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Cloud Based AMS

Today Intelligent Medical Systems is a global company focussed on combating antimicrobial resistance in hospitals. We have offices in North America, Australia / New Zealand (ANZ) and Africa. We run the largest cloud based AMS program in the world. Our biggest client is the Netcare Group which, although based primarily in South Africa, is also the largest private hospital group in the United Kingdom.

Critical Tool

Bluebird is a critical tool used in more than 150 ICU's, including the largest ICU in the Southern Hemisphere and more than 70 acute care hospitals.

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Global Partnerships

The secret behind our Global Reach:

  • Amazon Web Services (think Twitter / Instagram) allows us to operate Secure Virtual Hospitals, at scale, on multiple continents
  • Regus, with whom we have a 15 year partnership. The Regus organization gives us access to training facilities and boardrooms in 2000 business centres across 100 countries. Even where we have our own training facilities we locate those close to Regus business centres

“Information is the Best Medicine”

Our History

Intelligent Medical Systems (IMS) started life in 1999 as a Datatec subsidiary called Korbimed (Pty) Ltd. Korbimed was a joint venture between the team behind Internet Africa, the largest ISP in Africa in the nineties, and Dr. Vine's EMR company, GAEA Medical Software. This pedigree gave IMS the industrial capability to run large medical datacenters, which today, translates into the Bluebird Private and Public Clouds.

Korbimed was founded to solve the problem of patient confidentiality when moving laboratory results over the Internet and protection of personal information remains a dominant focus of IMS to this day. Please see http://intelms.com.au/principles.html

Dr. Darryl G Vine was the founding Managing Director of Korbimed and, from inception, his team has ensured that IMS products are fundamentally designed to augment clinical workflows and improve clinician efficiency.

In 2000, after a management buyout, the company was renamed IntelMS (for Intelligent Medical Systems) Pty Ltd, which, after a protracted legal challenge from Intel Corporation, was, in 2012, renamed Intelligent Medical Systems (Pty) Ltd.

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Senior Management Team

Darryl G Vine MD FRCSC

Founded IMS in 1999

Lindsay Rees
MD IMS Australia

Joined IMS in 2015

Michael J Wood

Joined IMS in 2008

Jacques Kotzé
Hospital Division Manager

Joined IMS in 2007

Nicola Ann Kelly
Clinical Surveillance Manager

Joined IMS in 2018



Intelligent Medical Systems (Pty) Ltd
Corporate Headquarters
Ground Floor, Block B, Regent Square, Kenilworth,
Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
Phone: 087 551-7644
International: +27 21 680 5066
email: support@intelms.com

IMS Corporate Headquarters

North America
Bluebird IMS Incorporated

3500 South Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. USA.
Phone: +1 617-219-9484
email: support@intelms.com

Intelligent Medical Systems Australia
(Pty) Ltd
Level 1 828 Pacific Highway Gordon NSW 2072
Phone: Sydney: +61 2-8188 4690
Phone: Brisbane: +61 7-3067 8686
email: support@intelms.com.au