Update on NSW eHealth strategy at AIIA forum

Newly appointed NSW eHealth chief Michael Walsh will provide an update on the state's $400 million eHealth strategy at an Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) NSW healthcare forum in Sydney next week.

Mr Walsh, who took up the dual role of CEO and CIO in April, previously acted as CEO of HealthShare NSW for several months. He took over from former CEO Mike Rillstone and CIO Greg Wells, who have set up their own consulting firm and are working on a project for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).

eHealth NSW has been set up as a separate agency from HealthShare to lead the state-wide strategy, which involves a large work program including the continued roll-out of the Cerner EMR, a $170 million electronic medications management program, the implementation of the iMDsoft MetaVision intensive care clinical information system, the expansion of the Health-e-Net program for the PCEHR and a new community-based EMR called CHOC.

There is also a detailed rural and remote eHealth strategy that will see major investments in infrastructure as well as clinical software.

The NSW government has also recently appointed Orange Hospital critical care specialist John Lambert as the new chief clinical information officer (CCIO) of eHealth NSW. Dr Lambert starts in his new role today.

Mr Walsh will provide an update on the strategy and key projects at the AIIA NSW Healthcare special interest group's annual eHealth forum in Sydney next Wednesday. Registrations are now open.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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