Media release - Australian Digital Health Agency announces resignation of CEO

9 December 2019: The Australian Digital Health Agency Board today announced the resignation of CEO, Tim Kelsey, effective 17 January 2020.

Mr Kelsey has been the CEO of the Agency since 2016.

During that time the Agency has done much to be proud of, particularly working with stakeholders and the community to provide more than 22 million Australians with an online summary of their key health information through their My Health Record, and to support the introduction of e-prescribing.

The Agency Board will shortly be appointing an interim CEO while a recruitment process is undertaken to find Mr Kelsey’s successor.

The Board is engaging with the Agency to ensure staff are supported during this time of change and will be taking all appropriate steps to ensure the ongoing management of the Agency’s business.


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About the Australian Digital Health Agency

The Agency is tasked with improving health outcomes for all Australians through the delivery of digital healthcare systems, and implementing Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – Safe, Seamless, and Secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia in collaboration with partners across the community. The Agency is the System Operator of My Health Record, and provides leadership, coordination, and delivery of a collaborative and innovative approach to utilising technology to support and enhance a clinically safe and connected national health system. These improvements will give individuals more control of their health and their health information, and support healthcare providers to deliver informed healthcare through access to current clinical and treatment information. Further information:

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