Will anything change? Here is the announcement.
Australian Digital Health Agency Names New Board Chair
Australian Digital Health Agency – Sep 29, 2023
The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) welcomes the appointment of Lyn McGrath as the Agency's new Board Chair.
Ms McGrath has served as a non-executive member of the Agency's Board for over 7 years and Chair of the Agency's Audit and Risk Committee.
Ms McGrath brings over 30 years of expertise in complex and regulated sectors, including health and financial services. Her wealth of experience positions her well to lead the Agency Board into a new era of digital health.
Agency CEO, Ms Amanda Cattermole PSM, extended her appreciation to outgoing Chair, Dr Elizabeth Deveny.
She remarked, "As a Board member since the Agency's inception, including almost 5 of those as Chair, Dr Deveny led the Agency through a transformative journey which included providing better access for all Australians to their health information through My Health Record, making electronic prescriptions available across the country, significant innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new my health app. Dr Deveny's leadership and contribution will leave an ongoing legacy for Australia's digital health agenda."
Ms McGrath also acknowledged the remarkable work of Dr Deveny and stated, "It's with great enthusiasm that I take up the role of Chair of the Agency Board. I look forward to continuing to advance the national digital health agenda and building on the momentum that has already been achieved under Dr Deveny's leadership".
Dr Deveny said that it had been a privilege to guide the Agency during a critical period for digital health. She remarked, "It has been an honour to serve the Agency as Board Chair at such a pivotal time for our communities. The leadership and vision of Ms McGrath will ensure the Agency can deliver the seamlessly connected and person-centred system that health consumers are expecting."
Ms Lyn McGrath's three-year appointment as the Chair of the Australian Digital Health Agency Board will take effect on 29 September 2023.
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ADHA appoints new board chair
The Australian Digital Health Agency has assigned Lyn McGrath to their board's chair.
McGrath has been a non-executive member of the ADHA Board for over seven years. She has also served as chair of the agency's Audit and Risk Committee.
She will be replacing Dr Elizabeth Deveny, who has been with the organisation since its inception.
"It's with great enthusiasm that I take up the role of Chair of the [ADHA] Board. I look forward to continuing to advance the national digital health agenda and building on the momentum that has already been achieved under Dr Deveny's leadership," McGrath said about her three-year appointment, which begins on 29 September.
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I wonder what changes we will see, if any?
In other news we also have:
Have your say on proposed changes to My Health Record
Published 28 September 2023
The Department of Health and Aged Care is consulting on changes to how reports are uploaded to My Health Record.
The AMA is seeking feedback from its members on the government’s changes to inform an official response to the proposal.
One of the government’s key proposals is ceasing the 7-day rule that currently creates a week-long delay between when a healthcare provider uploads a diagnostic imaging or pathology result to My Health Record and when a consumer can see it. There are limited exceptions to this rule, including the reporting of COVID-19 pathology results.
Under the proposed changes, consumers would, by default, be able to see their new diagnostic imaging and pathology reports as soon as they are shared to My Health Record.
However, the department is considering whether certain reports shared to My Health Record should remain “locked” for a particular time in some circumstances, either according to set protocols or on individual circumstances.
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