Monday, May 16, 2016

This Might Be A Wild Guess But I Suspect ADHA Has An Interim CEO.

From this it rather looks like Mr Richard Royle is in place until 30/11/2016.

Australian Digital Health Agency 




The Australian Digital Health Agency is part of the Health portfolio, and functions in an executive management capacity. 
 
The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) is governed by a skills-based Board which will be responsible for deciding the Agency’s objectives, policies and strategies, and for ensuring the proper and efficient performance of the Agency’s functions. The Agency is the single accountable organisation for national digital health systems in Australia.
Location: 
ACT
Email: 

Current board appointments


Position
Appointee
Gender
Start date
End date
Chairperson
Mr James Birch
Male
20/04/2016
20/04/2019
Member
Mr Robert Bransby
Male
20/04/2016
20/04/2019
Member
Prof Johanna Westbrook
Female
20/04/2016
20/04/2019
Member
Mr Michael Walsh
Male
20/04/2016
20/04/2017
Member
Dr Bennie Ng
Female
20/04/2016
20/04/2019
Member
Ms Stephanie Newell
Female
20/04/2016
20/04/2019
Member
Mr Stephen Moo
Male
20/04/2016
20/04/2017
Member
Ms Lyn McGrath
Female
20/04/2016
20/04/2019
Member
Mr Paul Madden
Male
20/04/2016
20/04/2019
Member
Dr Elizabeth Deveny
Female
20/04/2016
20/04/2019
Member
Dr Eleanor Chew
Female
20/04/2016
20/04/2019
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director
Mr Richard Royle
Male
04/05/2016
30/11/2016
Here is the link:
The dates for the apparent CEO role seem to run from just before the Caretaker Convention took hold and runs for about six months. I wonder what Mr Moo and Mr Walsh did to only get one year appointments?
Looks like they (the Board) struggled to find a full-time CEO. Maybe no one really wanted to take it on with the smell of death around the myHR?
Any other clever explanatory  ideas welcome!
David.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the States and Territories are on rotation? They do have their own advisory committee

Anonymous said...

Richard Royle lead the Review into the PCEHR and the transition of NEHTA to the ADAH. He has also overseen the implementation of his hospital's health information system to deliver what he claims to be the most advanced digital paperless hospital in Australia. He has grasped the poison chalice so perhaps he should sup from it for his next big gig.

Bernard Robertson-Dunn said...

Has anyone looked closely at the numbers in the Royle Review?

They relied heavily on some research from Booz and Company which is available khere:
http://www.slideshare.net/bartlettc/20131023-himss-dhw13-mhaikcbartv1-0-for-website

The interesting slide is #13. In the Royle review, they removed the callout that showed the estimated benefits of the PCEHR were $400million/year.

This $400m doesn't seem to include any estimate for cost.

The cost so far, to the federal government alone, including the $485 million budgeted for the next few years is approaching $2billion.

We can get some idea of the running costs of the PCEHR from the media release announcing the completion of the Royle review from Minister Dutton in which he stated that "the 2014-15 Budget provided $140.6 million to support the operation of eHealth and the PCEHR system for 12 months."

The costs to the health industry - all those hospitals, pathology labs, GPs medical practices etc, is probably about the same, that's another $140 million, a total of $380 million.

So, when the costs to the health industry are included, a much more reasonable estimate of the net benefit is probably approaching zero. It may even be negative.

And even the estimated $400million is highly suspect considering nobody seems to have ever downloaded a MyHR and used it.

Whatever the gross benefits may or may not be, and taking into account the significant margin for error, it is not safe to assume that the PCEHR has any net benefit at all. When the risks to the Australian population of a national health database are factored in, pursuing this initiative is highly dangerous and with no discernible benefits to consumers.

Richard Royle may well be asked some awkward questions before the end of the year.

Anonymous said...

New interim CEO, and interim EGM, a few executives at NEHTA have stepped aside and one at least is taking a new prime job in the agency below the EGM's, there is still dead wood and the money is on them taking key roles sadly. Watch this space.

Voldemort

Anonymous said...

I hope the appointment of Talent2 is not a sign of things to come. The website has been down for the past two days and they are leading the recruitment drive, not exactly the level of quality and IT investment for a group engaged by Government (or is it a mates company). I am sure they are getting well paid.