Friday, June 26, 2015

Do You Think NEHTA is Planning To Close Down At The End Of The Year, Or What Is Going On?

I noticed two NEHTA advertisements in the last week for reasonably senior positions.
First here:

Applications Support Manager

  • Fixed term contract
The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to develop better ways of electronically collecting and securely exchanging health information. NEHTA is the lead organisation supporting the national vision for eHealth in Australia.
NEHTA is currently seeking people with a desire to make a difference to health outcomes, who are passionate about the use of eHealth to meet these goals and have the relevant experience to deliver solutions in a highly complex stakeholder and technical environment.
The purpose of this position is to provide robust management and operation of NEHTA’s internal and externally facing terminology systems. In this professional systems operation role you will be the primary liaison between the system implementers and IT Infrastructure team regarding production system deployment/modification and operational procedures and will manage and perform all operational and first/second tier support functions for production terminology systems.  You will be required to lead the activity around system changes and upgrades to ensure ongoing system integrity, identify opportunities for continual improvements and make recommendations for future enhancements along with providing stakeholders with clear reporting of system delivery attainment levels and health.
More here:
and here:

Product Manager

  • Fixed-term contract position to 31 December 2015
  • Support and drive outcomes for eHealth
The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to develop better ways of electronically collecting and securely exchanging health information. NEHTA is the lead organisation supporting the national vision for eHealth in Australia.
NEHTA is currently seeking people with a desire to make a difference to health outcomes, who are passionate about the use of eHealth to meet these goals and have the relevant experience to deliver solutions in a highly complex stakeholder and technical environment.
In this role, the Product Manager facilitates, coordinates and prioritises requirements and specifications for the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service and National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) arising from market needs, in consultation with product stakeholders.  These needs must fit within and be consistent with the NEHTA Strategic Plan, other national eHealth services, and master program plans and have acceptance and commitment to adoption by the Australian Health Sector.
More here:
What I found interesting was that both positions end at end December 2015.
Are those hired going to get a new job then with the new AeHC or are they intended to be out the door as NEHTA closes down? Why would you take a job like that?
I wonder what is actually being communicated here?
David.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It would be a funding constant, but yes probably difficult to fill. I hear some executives at NEHTA are leaving or have left, sadly those behind the decline of Architect and the never ending failure of AMT are not amounts to them.

Karen Dearne said...

Does NEHTA actually have an up-to-date Strategic Plan? Can someone point me to it, I can't find it on the fancy new website. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The exit strategy would be to take as many knives as possible, stab the in as many backs as possible, form little gangs to consolidate power and move staff around so that any pre or post review of the 2011-2016 period, cannot trace anything to any appointed decision maker. Oh and delete all project files, probably through some IT consolidation project. Then blame it on Peter and Paul.