Some of the world’s leading experts on global data standards for healthcare have recognised ACT Health’s Chief Information Officer, Peter O’Halloran, with an international
The awards are organised by the GS1 Global Healthcare Provider Advisory Council, which comprises key decision makers and early adopters of GS1 standards in the global healthcare industry.
Leadership Award for his leadership in digital data management over the past decade.
The ability to scale up or down digital solutions for the healthcare sector is one of the most challenging aspects to any country’s health sector.
GS1 Australia’s Industry Manager Healthcare, Catherine Koetz, said Peter’s comprehension of the benefits of global data standards has been outstanding and noticed worldwide.
“In addition, Peter’s leadership and commitment to driving improvements within the Australian healthcare system have been transformative.”
Amongst his many achievements, Peter successfully designed and implemented traceability for all fresh and manufactured blood products across Australia and now he leads the ten-year digital transformation occurring at ACT Health.
Peter O’Halloran said he’s humbled by this award.
“It’s really great to be acknowledged for your work generally, but to be recognised internationally just takes it to a level I certainly didn’t expect,” he said.
“What is really pleasing about this opportunity is that I get to share my expertise and knowledge with more people world-wide as we all work to improve health systems around the world.
“Digital technology knows no barriers and so global awards such as these don’t just recognise an individual, they also work well to promote the incredible work that is being done by many amazing people globally,” Mr O’Halloran added.
ACT Health Director-General, Michael De’Ath said having such a highly qualified and high-achieving digital expert at ACT Health and at the helm of our digital journey is tremendous.
“This international recognition is absolutely well-deserved because every day we are benefiting from Peter’s expertise in the digital space, which means our broader ACT community is also getting the benefits,” Mr De’Ath said.
About the ACT Health Directorate
The ACT Health Directorate is responsible for the stewardship of the health system in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). ACT Health provides a strong policy and population health capability based on a foundation of world-leading health and medical research. ACT Health develops strategies and sets the direction to ensure services meet community needs and expectations, delivers improved health outcomes, and that the health system is innovative, effective and sustainable now and in the future. This includes managing a portfolio of digital and infrastructure programs to ensure the ACT has world class, sustainable, fit for purpose clinical and patient care facilities.
More information at www.health.act.gov.au
About GS1 Australia
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Caption for photo: Marianne Timmons, President, Industry Engagement & Standards Development, GS1 Global, presents the Leadership Award to Peter O’Halloran, CIO of ACT Health at the 36th GS1 Global Healthcare conference held in New Delhi, India. Photo can be downloaded from here.
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