ADHA board changes expected imminently
The chair of the Australian Digital Health Agency, Jim Birch, is not expected to continue in the role when the board's current term expires, with South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network CEO Elizabeth Deveny touted as his possible replacement.
The board's current term expires on April 20 and an announcement of some new faces by Minister for Health Greg Hunt is expected imminently.
However, the Department of Health refused to respond to Pulse+IT's inquiries, with a representative saying “membership of the Australian Digital Health Agency board is a matter for members and government”.
“Announcements regarding the board will be made when appropriate,” the spokesperson said.
The current board also includes DoH secretary Glenys Beauchamp, eHealth NSW CEO Zoran Bolevich, Queensland Health director-general Michael Walsh, professor of health informatics Johanna Westbrook and GP Eleanor Chew. Dr Deveny is also currently a board member.
Mr Birch was named inaugural chair of ADHA in April 2016 and was involved in the selection of its senior management.
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