The Australian Digital Health Agency Board has announced the resignation of its CEO, Tim Kelsey, effective 17 January 2020
Mr Kelsey has been the CEO of the Agency since 2016.
The Agency says that during this time it has done much to be proud of, particularly working with stakeholders and the community to provide more than 22 million Australians with an online summary of their key health information through their My Health Record, and to support the introduction of e-prescribing.
The Agency Board will shortly be appointing an interim CEO while a recruitment process is undertaken to find Mr Kelsey’s successor.
The Board says it is engaging with the Agency to ensure staff are supported during this time of change and will be taking all appropriate steps to ensure the ongoing management of the Agency’s business.
Mr Kelsey has in the recent past been highly supportive of pharmacy and particularly its role in the success of the MHR.
“I’ve got an instinct, a feeling that the 21st century is going to be the century of the pharmacist,” he told a PSA function earlier this year.
He said at the time that there had been an “unbelievable energy” in the way pharmacists approached MHR, and that the profession bore significantly responsibility for its success.