Thursday, June 26, 2014

Official NEHTA Announcement - Appointment Of New Chair.

New Chair for NEHTA

Created on Thursday, 26 June 2014

After completing six years in office, David Gonski AC has concluded his role as the Chair of the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).

Mr Gonski has served two consecutive terms as Chair and in accordance with NEHTA’s constitution is not eligible for a third term.

The Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank Mr Gonski for the leadership he has shown in his role as Chair.

Mr Gonski became Chair in 2008 and was responsible for revitalising the board and galvanising cooperation between the governments of Australia to deliver urgently needed infrastructure and standards for health information.

NEHTA CEO Peter Fleming is pleased to announce that Dr Steve Hambleton MBBS FAMA, immediate past president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has been appointed the new Chair of NEHTA.

Dr Hambleton was elected Federal President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in May 2011, after serving a two-year term as Federal Vice President. He was most recently one of three panel members responsible for conducting the Government’s review into the personally controlled electronic health record system.

The clinical expertise and leadership Dr Hambleton brings to this role will be vital in ensuring that eHealth becomes widely adopted in clinical settings across Australia.

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 I look forward to comments regarding this appointment and its likely impact.



Anonymous said...

All they need to do now is replace the other three culprits: Halton, Flemming and the Madman.

Anonymous said...

2 down....

Now just to flush Flemming and his army of yes men plebs

Anonymous said...

Long-standing Department of Health secretary Jane Halton is also leaving her position to take up the high-profile role of secretary of the Department of Finance.

All they need to do now is replace the other two culprits: Flemming and the Madman.

Anonymous said...

Who is this madman to whom you both refer?

Anonymous said...

Paul Madden, presumably. He does have something of a reputation around town.

Anonymous said...

Paul Maddon is not NEHTA though, my money is on David Bunker or Les Schumer, only madmen could continuously make such a hash of specifications and business management and still believe they are leading eHealth towards a bright new future