Australian Digital Health Agency selects Oculo's CEO as an advisor

February 8th 2017

The Board of the Australian Digital Health Agency issued a call for people to support it in driving the digital transformation of Australian healthcare. Oculo’s CEO Dr Kate Taylor has been chosen to serve on the clinical and technical advisory committee.

The ADHA’s goal for the advisory committees is to drive transparency and trust in “achieving the vision of digital transformation by working in partnership with the healthcare sector, industry and consumers.”

The ADHA reported over 300 applicants for the advisory positions.

Dr Taylor said, “I’m deeply honoured to be selected to serve the Australian people on the fundamentally personal and critical issue of e-health. In the past, studies showed that having a – or not having – a good GP influenced your longevity. In the future, the issue will move to having good health care professionals who share health data to really share health care. Better communication translates to better care. Australia should be a world leader in digital health.”

The Australian Digital Health Agency commenced operations in July 2016 to lead the digital transformation of healthcare to create a better health system and enable Australians to make more informed decisions about their health.

 

About Oculo

Oculo is an cloud-based clinical communications platform connecting eye care professionals. It grew out of the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Oculo’s aim is to promote the efficiency and quality of clinical communications to support collaboration – and ultimately to help deliver the best possible care to eye patients so that they may enjoy the best possible sight. Over 3 million people in Australia and New Zealand have or are at risk of blinding eye diseases and need regular eye checks.

For more information

  • See the ADHA’s announcement: https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/news-and-events/news/1273-board-advisory-committee-members-announced
  • Contact press@oculo.com.au or see oculo.com.au