Australian Digital Health Agency – Positions Vacant Posted at 0:00, Thu, 12 January 2017 in Industry Insights

The Australian Digital Health Agency – History

In November 2013, the Australian Government commissioned a review of the Personally Controlled eHealth Record (PCEHR) (the Review) to assess the status of the PCEHR implementation and to work with health professionals and industry to prioritise further implementation. The Review was released on 19 May 2014.

The 2015-16 Budget announcement My Health Record – A New Direction for Electronic Health Records in Australia provided funding to strengthen eHealth governance arrangements consistent with the Review. This led to the transition of relevant activities and resources from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), and also from the My Health Record system operation activities managed by the Department of Health, to the Australian Digital Health Agency from July 2016.

The Agency was established as a statutory authority in the form of a corporate Commonwealth entity, and is governed by a skills-based Board supported by technical advisory committees.

Current Vacancies – Innovation & Development Division
GM Innovation – Applications Close: Friday 13th January, 2017

GM Design – Applications Close: Friday 13th January, 2017

The MitchelLake Group has been engaged by the Australian Digital Health Agency in order to secure the highest calibre available talent for a number of senior leadership positions within this newly formed statutory authority. Three of these available roles are listed above.

About the Australian Digital Health Agency
Better use of data and technology can help people live healthier, happier and more productive lives. Digital health can make a real difference to people’s health by giving them greater control and better access to information.

Tasked with improving health outcomes for Australians through the delivery of digital healthcare systems and the national digital health strategy for Australia, the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) commenced operations on 1 July 2016.

The Agency is responsible for national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety. Our focus is on putting data and technology safely to work for patients, consumers and the healthcare professionals who look after them.

Division: Innovation & Development
The innovation and Development division is the “engine” of the national digital health agency. It is responsible for:

Developing and managing the strategy and supporting benefits and policy activity,

Managing the innovation programs,

Providing a service design capability to ensure user centered design is at the heart of everything we do,

Service delivery to translate identified user needs into service roadmaps, releases and detailed technical specifications.

The Division will work closely with the other divisions across the organisation to encourage the development of innovative digital design initiatives from the broader innovation and digital health industry, and develop design concepts for progression to production.

The Division will continually evolve and develop the national digital health strategy and will also provide overall design integration for all of the services developed to ensure that the national digital health systems and services provide the best user experience and deliver measurable improvements that are derived from evidence of user needs and deliver tangible benefits across the health ecosystem.

To Apply for the roles below

Prepare a cover letter of 1-2 pages which outlines your motivation for the role, and the key elements of your experience which you would bring to the role.

Provide a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae outlining your work experience and your achievements.
Ensure that all documents are submitted in Word documents with minimal formatting.The Agency uses the [Integrated Leadership System ILS as defined by the Australian Public Service Commission for selection of employees. Your response should be framed with these capabilities in mind.

To apply, please read below links for an overview on Accountabilities, Qualifications and Experience required. Submit your Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae electronically by clicking the below links. You can also email your Cover Letter and Candidate Profile directly to

Roles (click below for full job ad)

General Manager, Innovation 

General Manager, Design

We will assume, unless other advised by you, that in submitting your application you grant The MitchelLake Group permission to share your application with the Selection Panel.

The MitchelLake Group will endeavour to acknowledge via email receipt of your application within 24 hours of its submission, to the email address which you have quoted in your application. Please contact The MitchelLake Group on +61 2 9114 8377 should you not receive our acknowledgement within 1 week.

Visit their website for further information on the Agency.