This blog is totally independent and has only three major objectives.
The first is to inform readers of news and happenings in the e-Health domain, both here in Australia and world-wide.
The second is to provide commentary on e-Health in Australia and to foster improvement where I can.
The third is to encourage discussion of the matters raised in the blog so hopefully readers can get a balanced view of what is really happening and what successes are being achieved.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
The NEHTA Replacement Starts Out With More Of The Same Apparently. Pretty Bland To Stay The Least.
I am pleased to announce that the Australian Digital Health Agency officially commenced operations on July 1st.
Thanks to the actions we have taken over the past 12 months, I can tell you with confidence we have achieved our goal of establishing a newly focussed agency to advance the digital health agenda in this country.
I want to thank the members of the Transition Steering Committee, the staff and executive at the Department of Health, and the NEHTA Board and staff for their efforts and support over the past months.
I also want to thank the governments of Australia – Commonwealth, States and Territories alike for their guidance and support during this time of transition.
I am honoured to be leading the Agency at this exciting time and working with a new Board of Directors committed to driving the innovation needed to deliver improved digital health information for all Australians.
Acting Chief Executive Officer
I must be picky but surely this message could have had a last paragraph outlining the major priorities of the organisation over the next few months – excluding the obvious timing for the appointment of a permanent CEO – which is needed ASAP!
So far this really feels like the same old, same old with a new name.
I look forward to some more information regarding future plans – even of only short term for now. The clock is really ticking on this.....
The time has come for the ADHA to urgently differentiate itself from NEHTA and show us that the new board and CEO actually understand what is needed going forward.