Deveny takes over as ADHA board chair

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network CEO Elizabeth Deveny has been appointed as the new chair of the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA), taking over from inaugural chair Jim Birch.

The federal government announced a new board today that includes Medical Software Industry Association CEO Emma Hossack, Ocean Informatics co-founder and Northern Territory GP Sam Heard, UTS professor of health economics Mike Woods and CEO of the Australian College of Nursing Kylie Ward.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: ADHA


0 # Peter MacIsaac 2019-04-06 08:56
I think the authors view of conflict of interest is a bit more limited than commonly held in corporate governance circles (but happy for this view to be debated). Welcome the appointment of board members with lived experience in the vendor community - COI would only apply if the matters directly impacted the individual AND if these conflicts were not declared. If there is to be some balance on the board then what is missing is a general health informatician (the ranks of the Australian College of Health Informatics could provide one) and also any member with expertise in the Health IT Standards Community (recognising that Sam Heard has experience with OpenEHR).

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