ACT Health CIO recognised for leadership in data management

Friday, 08 November, 2019

ACT Health CIO recognised for leadership in data management

ACT Health Chief Information Officer Peter O’Halloran has won the ‘GS1 Provider Recognition Award’ for his leadership in digital data management over the past decade.

The international awards are organised by the GS1 Global Healthcare Provider Advisory Council, which comprises experts on global healthcare data standards, according to GS1 Australia.

GS1 Australia’s Industry Manager Healthcare, Catherine Koetz, said O’Halloran’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,” Koetz said.

During his time at the National Blood Authority, O’Halloran used GS1 standards to develop an identification and traceability program for fresh and manufactured blood products — ensuring supply chain security and patient safety, GS1 said. Currently, he is leading ACT Health’s 10-year digital transformation.

O’Halloran said he’s humbled by the 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 worldwide 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.”

ACT Health Director-General Michael De’Ath said the organisation was fortunate to have such a highly qualified and high-achieving digital expert at ACT Health and at the helm of their digital journey.

“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,” De’Ath said.

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