DTA announces Australian Government Digital Award winners


Wednesday, 09 October, 2019


DTA announces Australian Government Digital Award winners

ACT Health Acting Chief Information Officer Sandra Cook has been named ‘Digital Champion’ at the Australian Government Digital Awards 2019 for her role in helping the organisation reform its digital footprint and for bringing in a new Digital Health Strategy.

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), which ran the awards, also recognised her for “delivering major new clinical systems” and obtaining over $200 million in budget allocations to “revolutionise the provision of high-quality efficient health services”.

The Treasury, Australian Taxation Office and New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment won the ‘Excellence in partnerships: multi-agency’ award at the ceremony last Thursday for their ‘eInvoicing’ platform, designed to improve invoicing speed and accuracy by allowing “direct exchange of invoices between suppliers’ and buyers’ financial systems”, according to the DTA.

‘Lifehacks’ — a platform designed to help people aged 45 and over reflect on their health, finances, work and social life — earned Engine Group the ‘Excellence in partnerships: government/industry’ award, in partnership with the Department of Health, Treasury, Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Department of Social Services, Department of Human Services, Department of Education and Training and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Other winners include:

  • The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for ‘VeRA, the venture capital reporting and analytics system’ — ‘Outstanding digital delivery: emerging technology award’.
  • Geoscience Australia for ‘Digital Earth Australia hybrid cloud platform for exploiting satellite imagery for Australia’ — ‘Outstanding digital delivery: platform award’.
  • The Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland for ‘TMR digital incubator: building TMRs agility for a digital future’ — ‘Outstanding digital delivery: methodology or approach’.
  • The Department of Health for ‘Helping Australians make informed choices about their aged care’ — ‘Outstanding digital delivery: product or service’.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Jakub Jirsák

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