The Equine MediRecord (EMR) system was born out of the needs that arose from the leadership team’s family farm Eyrefield House Stud on the Curragh in county Kildare, Ireland.
While working in the training office, the repetitive and hand written nature of records seemed inefficient. Also, given that new regulations had been instated that could see a horse being unable to race or compete in equine sport if their records were not correctly kept and, in some cases, which could also lead to fines or even a suspension of a trainer’s license led him to look to create a better solution. Thinking there was a better way, Pierce embarked on the digitization of records for the farm to better manage their own complicated records system.
Out of this, the EMR software platform was built and launched as the first software system to be approved by any equine regulatory to replace the regulatory paperwork kept by horse farms. He was joined by his brother Finlay and the platform has subsequently been approved by equine regulators in countries such as Ireland, United Kingdom, France, United States and Saudi Arabia. The Equine MediRecord platform has also been used by some of the top horse organisations in the world such as the Breeders Cup World Championships, The Saudi Cup, The Arabian Racing Organisation, 1S/T Racing (at the Pegasus World Cup and Preakness Stakes) and the Maryland 5 Star.
Chief Operations Officer
Finlay Dargan is a graduate of TCD and HEC, Paris with a MSc in International Business. He worked in Private Equity for Lonsdale Capital before joining KPMG’s Global Strategy Group in London. He is a qualified accountant.
Chief Executive Officer
Pierce Dargan is the founder & CEO of Equine MediRecord and Chief Growth Officer of Business Infusions. He is also an ex-PRO North America Rugby Player, founder and racing manager of the Blackrock Racing Syndicate, co-founder and non-executive Chairman of the non-profit Secret Street Tours. He was named in Ireland’s Top 30 under 30.
Business Infusions delivers best-in-class equine health software technology solutions to equine veterinarians, trainers and racing authorities globally.
Business Infusions has been serving the equine veterinary market since 2006. The veterinary group behind the software, initially led by Dr. Greg Andrews, an equine vet of 35+ years, designed and built the software to solve three primary issues they experienced in their 26 vet, multi-disciplinary equine facility:
- In adequate inventory/medicines control and invoicing/billing
- Missed billings for professional services
- Improper compensation models for equine veterinarians
After initially developing the software inside Moore Equine Veterinary Services for three years, the software, called HVMS, went live in the facility and Net Income increased significantly due to the ability to capture records/invoicing efficiently and increasing control over inventory/medicines. The tenants of this success were:
The further the vet steps away from the patient in time and space, the less accurate medical records and billing become. Therefore, the ability to automatically capture all charges (professional serviced and inventory) while entering medical records shifts the focus to proper medical records, not billing. As well, veterinarian compensation should be based on professional services delivered.
While solving the real time problems many equine veterinarians faced, HVMS quickly became the leading equine practice management software in North America, followed by the United Kingdom, Middle East, and Australia. HVMS software is largely focused on the mid to large size equine practice (5+ equine veterinarians) so we built another equine software program that solves similar problems for the smaller practice and solo equine vet, Cassadol. This software has quickly become a leading offering for smaller equine practices since it’s launch in 2020.
Business Infusions was acquired in 2021 with the intention of expanding the offering through additional product development, providing additional value add services to customers and to acquire other best-in-class software platforms, all of which become additive to the Business Infusions offering, all in the equine segment.
The first acquisition by Business Infusions was Equine MediRecord, based in Ireland, which is a software compliance provider to animal welfare and anti-doping regulations with a focus on trainer led record entry. Equine Medi Record has deployed it software to organizations like Pegasus World Cup, Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and the Saudi Cup.