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Dr Mukesh Haikerwal Resigns from NEHTA
By Petrina Smith
Friday, 16 August, 2013
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal has resigned from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).
Dr Haikerwal tendered his resignation from NEHTA on Tuesday 13, August, effective Thursday 22 August 2013. He had been National Clinical Lead since 2007.
“NEHTA’s focus has moved from designing eHealth systems to them now being tweaked to encompass utility, usability, usefulness and meaningful use in the products to be rolled out into the healthcare sector. There have been discussions with NEHTA and the Department of Health and Ageing about the best way for this to occur.
“I am assured that the rigour provided to the nationwide consultation leading to the PCEHR Concept of Operations with continued engagement with healthcare providers, peak bodies, consumers, vendors and other key stakeholders which is critical, will continue.
“I am enormously proud of what my teams at NEHTA and the Clinical Leads group and Clinical Unit have achieved. “These professionals were instrumental in making eHealth a topic of conversation in the community, in bringing together a significant agreement and vision for the use of technology in the Health sector. “They have made Clinical safety a part of the “eHealth build”.
“We, as a community, have a useful, usable vehicle which will make healthcare safer and more effective. “I have confidence that the vision I have long believed in is achievable and that with ongoing dialogue between clinicians, the broader community, NEHTA and the governments of Australia this vision will become a reality.”