WA on the look out for new CIO

WA Health's ICT services agency Health Support Services (HSS) is looking for a new chief information officer after recently appointed CIO Christian Rasmussen resigned after less than a year.

Mr Rasmussen was appointed in January after his predecessor, Holger Kaufmann, also unexpectedly resigned after two years in the role.

An HSS spokesperson said Mr Rasmussen was involved in and led several key strategic initiatives including the project to better clarify the role of HSS in the provision of ICT-related services across the WA health system.

“He was also a vital contributor to the business case for stage one of the state’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) program and, provided significant input and guidance into the development of our HSS Strategic Plan 2022-2024,” the spokesperson said.

The WA government put aside $8 million in last year’s budget towards planning for a statewide EMR, following a recommendation from the independent Sustainable Health Review.

The HSS spokesperson said executive director for program delivery Jonathan Smith will act as CIO while a permanent recruitment process is undertaken.

Posted in Movers and shakers

Tags: WA Health, statewide EMR, Christian Rasmussen

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