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- International talent Tim Kelsey to steer Australia’s digital health
- Former Amana Living CEO Ray Glickman joins international consultancy
International talent to steer Australia’s digital health
International digital health system expert and Telstra Health recruit Tim Kelsey has been named CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency, the new entity responsible for national digital health services and systems including the My Health Record system.
When announcing his appointment on 1 August, Minister for Health Sussan Ley said Mr Kelsey’s appointment followed an extensive national and international search and his role had a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety.
Mr Kelsey is internationally regarded as a leader in digital health, in both the private and public sectors, and has a proven track record in delivery of digital health services, Ms Ley said.
Most recently, Mr Kelsey has been working with Telstra Health to focus on ways to use its technology capabilities to support transformation in the costs and quality of healthcare in Australia.
Previously, he was the first national director for patients and information in NHS England, the first chair of the National Information Board in England, which successfully oversaw design of a new digital health strategy for the NHS, and the designer of the NHS Choices website.
Mr Kelsey is due to commence in the new role in mid-August 2016.
Former Amana Living CEO joins international consultancy
The former CEO of Amana Living and chair of Aged & Community Services Australia WA, Ray Glickman, has joined international ageing and healthcare consultancy, Evermore Global as principal.
Mr Glickman will work alongside founder Sara McKee on projects such as the integration of health and social care in the NHS, and challenges around bed blocking.
Mr Glickman said the new role offered him an opportunity to work on large-scale challenges that were common across the world, and he was looking forward to bringing the Australian experience and knowledge to the group.
Mr Glickman had hands-on experience in running large businesses and his expertise would assure our clients they were getting implementable ideas they knew would work, said Ms McKee.
While it was an exciting time to be in the health and wellbeing space, it was also a period to stop and question whether the same approach was going to meet the needs of a savvier, more demanding older market, she said.
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