Graeme Osborne has stepped down from his role as chair of the National Health IT Board to lead work on a detailed programme over the next three months toward a national health IT plan.
He has been replaced by Murray Milner, who was his deputy.
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National Health Board national director Chai Chuah says it is appropriate that Osborne step down from his governance roles to lead the new programme at an executive level.
He says a lot of detailed work has been completed in recent weeks to identify the sector’s health IT priorities and to better understand which health information solutions should be delivered nationally, regionally or locally.
“This work is now at a point where we are ready to develop a more detailed plan of work,” he says. “The main short-term deliverable required by June 30 is a national health IT plan.
Osborne will report to Chuah and the national health IT board.
Chuah says Milner will ensure that the health IT board continues to provide the governance and oversight to ensure the work programme being developed is robust.
He says there will not be any reporting line changes within the information group as a result of the shift.