Digital Health CRC loses second CEO

The CEO of the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) Victor Pantano has resigned after less than 18 months in the job, with former eHealth NSW and HealthDirect senior executive Michael Costello filling in for the next three months as interim CEO.

Dr Pantano was appointed in February 2019, taking over from David Jonas, who helped establish the $200 million+ venture in 2018. The federal government's share of funding is $55m over seven years.

Dr Costello is a well-known digital health expert and is currently general manager of architecture, design and strategy at the Australian Digital Health Agency. He was previously general manager of innovation at Healthdirect Australia and executive director of strategy at eHealth NSW.

Digital Health CRC chairman Michael Walsh said Dr Pantano had resigned to move to other career opportunities.

“During his time here, Victor has made a significant contribution to Digital Health CRC and has seen the establishment of key projects that advance the benefits of digital health innovation in Australia,” Mr Walsh said.

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Tags: Digital Health CRC

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