The move towards digital health platforms has accelerated over the last 3-5 years as government agencies look for efficiencies in the delivery of public health innitiatives. The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) is the primary agency responsible for the roll out of such initiatives which include the ‘My Health’ Record, Australia’s digital prescriptions and health referral system, and other ‘eHealth’ programs under the national digital health strategy.
To assist with their ongoing strategic direction, ADHA is seeking to establish The Digital Health Expert Advisors panel.
Digital Health Expert Advisors will be seen as important partners in the provision of clinical leadership, contributing to the delivery of clinically safe, high quality, useful and usable products, and services. Successful panelists will be drawn from healthcare providers and administrators with digital health subject matter expertise from across the health sector. They will be selected based on their current healthcare experience and their ability to apply their digital health expertise to the Agency’s products and services. Their strategic contribution is valuable to senior executives as well as program areas.
Digital Health Expert Advisors can be healthcare professionals or administrators with digital health expertise who are representative of the Australian health sector and offer a diverse range of backgrounds, skills, experiences and perspectives to benefit the work of the Agency.
ADHA expects to select a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 60 Digital Health Expert Advisors with services to include:
- Subject matter expertise: contributing clinical and/or digital health subject matter expertise into the Agency’s work program to ensure that products, services and activities align with contemporary clinical practice and are of high clinical quality, safe and usable. This includes supporting management of incidents.
- Strategic advice: providing strategic advice within their area/s of expertise, including advice on approaches, processes, services and products. This may be provided via participation in internal or external expert panels and advisory groups, or through direct engagement.
- Advocacy and engagement: advocating and engaging with the broader clinical and consumer communities on the establishment and adoption of a national digital health infrastructure and representing the Agency in this regard; including via conferences and media appearances.
- Information and education: participating in the development and presentation of clinical messages and education and adoption activities and materials.
- Other activities: undertaking other activities as directed that aim to raise awareness and promote adoption and use of digital health products, services, and systems nationally.
ADHA expects to issue a contract 1 December 2022 with a term of 3 years and potential options for extension.
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