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Council for Connected Care

Providing strategic advice on interoperability and supporting the implementation of the National Healthcare Interoperability Plan.

Role of Council

The Council for Connected Care will:


The Council for Connected Care membership comprises of 29 leaders in digital health. 

Member list

Mr Rob Heferen (Chairperson)

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Dr Jason Agostino

Senior Medical Advisor

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation 

Mr Simon Bush

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Information Industry Association 

Ms Annie Butler

Federal Secretary

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation 

Ms Amanda Cattermole PSM

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency

Professor Wendy Chapman Associate Dean of Digital Health and Informatics University of Melbourne

Mr Simon Cleverley

Assistant Secretary

Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Dr Elizabeth Deveny

Chief Executive Officer

Consumer Health Forum 

Ms Kirsty Faichney

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Services Australia

Dr David Hansen

Chief Executive Officer

Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO

Dr Rob Hosking Chair Expert Committee on Practice Technology and Management Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Ms Emma Hossack

Chief Executive Officer

Medical Software Industry Association 

Dr John Lambert

Chief Clinical Information Officer

NT Health

Mr Chris Leahy Chief Operating Officer Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 

Ms Laurie Leigh

Chief Executive Officer

National Disability Services 

Ms Bettina McMahon

Chief Executive Officer


Dr Danielle McMullen

Vice President

Australian Medical Association 

Mr Mark Nevin Interim Chief Executive Officer Australasian Institute of Digital Health
Ms Jackie O’Connor Policy Lead Allied Health Professions Association

Mr Peter O’Halloran

Chief Digital Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency

Dr Christopher Pearce

Chair Digital Health Committee

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine 

Mr Michael Roff

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Private Hospitals Association 

Professor Peter Sprivulis

Chief Clinical Information Officer

WA Health

Adj. Professor Ruth Stewart

National Rural Health Commissioner 


Mr Tom Symondson

Chief Executive Officer

Aged & Community Care Providers Association 

Ms Lisa Todd

Economics, PBS and Data Director

Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Mr Mark Upton

Director, Strategy, Information Management and Governance Office

Tasmanian Department of Health

Ms Robin Whyte

Chief Executive Officer

North Queensland Primary Health Network 

Professor Trish Williams

Digital Health Expert

Flinders University


Interoperability and digital health standards

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