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Appointments to the Australian Digital Health Agency Board

Published 3 April 2019

The Australian Government has re-appointed Dr Elizabeth Deveny to the Australian Digital Health Agency Board. Ms Deveny succeeds Mr Jim Birch AM as Chair of the Board. Dr Bennie Ng and Ms Lyn McGrath have also been re appointed to the Board providing continuity in leadership for the Agency.

The Government has also appointed Ms Emma Hossack, Professor Learne Durrington, Professor Mike Woods, Professor Kylie Ward and Dr Samuel Heard to the Board, adding invaluable expertise and understanding of health. These appointments are effective from 20 April 2019.

They join ongoing members, Mr Michael Walsh, Dr Zoran Bolevich and Ms Glenys Beauchamp PSM as the Agency delivers on its important work progressing key priorities under Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – Safe, Seamless and Secure.

Mr Jim Birch AM, Professor Johanna Westbook, Dr Eleanor Chew OAM, Ms Stephanie Newell and Mr Robert Bransby will conclude their terms on 19 April 2019.

Under the current Board’s leadership, the Agency has delivered the My Health Record expansion program, significantly increasing the benefits available through this initiative to all Australians.


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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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