Mike Rillstone joins NZ Ministry's new digital advisory board

Former HealthShare NSW CEO Mike Rillstone has been appointed as a member of the New Zealand Ministry of Health's digital advisory board, which is taking over the role of the now disbanded National Health IT Board.

Mr Rillstone, who was NSW Health CIO and then CEO of HealthShare NSW, responsible at the time for health ICT, now runs his own eHealth and social services consultancy with another former NSW Health CIO, Greg Wells.

The duo set up RillstoneWells in 2013 and have been the driving force behind the NSW Department of Family and Community Services' (FACS) ChildStory child protection and case management platform.

New Zealand-born Mr Rillstone has a history advising the NZ government, having previously worked as chief advisor for health information technology for the Ministry of Health, where he was responsible for the government information technology strategy.

The new digital advisory board will meet for the first time next week, when its terms of reference and governance arrangements will be considered.

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Tags: NSW Health, eHealth NSW, NZ Ministry of Health

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