by Jennifer O'Brien

ACT Health starts the chase for new CIO

Jun 08, 2016
Technology Industry

ACT Health is officially on the hunt for a CIO, six months after the departure of Judy Redmond, who was in the post for five years and was pivotal in the implementation of an e-health strategy.

The ACT government’s health directorate is offering up to $228,000 to fill the role, which is currently held by acting CIO Warren Prentice, who was formerly a program manager for the Australian Department of Defence.

Prentice has been directly contracted as a public service, senior executive to plan the transition of the organisation to a more mature ICT operating model, according to a LinkedIn post.

Key deliverables include maintaining existing operations, transforming ICT operational procedures and reforming asset and contract management. Further responsibilities include improving architectural practices, enhancing project, program and portfolio management performance through the tactical implementation of industry best practice methodologies and targeted consulting engagements.

According to ACT Health job requirements, the new CIO will have the responsibility, over the next twelve months to two years, of the development of a ten year ICT strategy.

The successful candidate will ensure key infrastructure projects, particularly UCPH, deliver an innovative and contemporary ICT solution that improves access for ACT health customers, provides greater efficiency for clinical and executive stakeholders; and ensures core and ancillary support systems are stable.

Working under the Director-General, the CIO will provide high-level leadership and advice on policies, planning, developing and implementing innovative strategies in relation to ICT, and initiatives around health information clinical records management, the department said.

“The CIO will act autonomously and make decisions at the operational level on the strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of the ICT systems for the health care network in ACT Health,” the department said.