New Chair for NEHTA

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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