Bettina McMahon appointed Healthdirect Australia CEO
Former Australian Digital Health Agency interim CEO Bettina McMahon has been named as the new CEO of health information and helpline operator Healthdirect Australia.
Ms McMahon was also chief operating officer and executive general manager for industry and government at ADHA, and also held senior positions at its predecessor, the National e-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).
Ms McMahon said Healthdirect Australia was a trusted digital health organisation and had been selected by the federal government to support the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. Healthdirect is working with online appointment booking services to use the National Health Services Directory for the community phases of the vaccine roll-out.
“I am delighted to join the team at this time and to be part of such a critical program – probably the most important I’ll work on in my lifetime,” Ms McMahon said in a statement.
“More broadly, we know COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how we deliver healthcare in this country and I am excited about the important role Healthdirect will play in embedding core infrastructure, such as the National Health Services Directory, to continue to improve the experience of digital health.”
Ms McMahon holds a Master of Business in IT management from the University of Technology Sydney, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Sydney. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is the chair of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health.
Ms McMahon takes over from Karen Borg, who left late last year.
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