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Search begins for new Qld eHealth CIO

by Poppy Johnston •
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Topics: IT Services; Digital Transformation; Qld.

Queensland Health is on the hunt for a new Chief Information Officer (CIO) to replace Colin McCririck, who is set to return to the private sector after around 18 months with the department.

McCririck was appointed CIO of eHealth Queensland in December 2015 after twelve months as the department’s Chief Technology Officer, according to his LinkedIn profile. Before his public sector tenure, Colin held a number of leadership positions at Suncorp, including CIO.

The new CIO will be responsible for the information technology needs of the department, as well as the state’s 16 hospital and health services.

The CIO will also oversee the ongoing implementation of the investment strategy intended to transform Queensland’s Health IT systems, estimated to cost a total of $1.26 billion over 20 years. The objective of the strategy is to establish an integrated digital health system with timely, secure and reliable access to patient information across both public and private care providers over the course of 20 years.

The CIO will start work on some new initiatives that received funding in the 2016-17 Budget, including $22.7 million towards new and extended ICT at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

According to the job advertisement, the successful candidate must come equipped with “proven experience in developing, planning, implementing and managing major ICT projects and operations, managed services and support services over a large geographic area for a complex organisation”.

Applications for the position close on Monday 25 July 2016.

  • QLD
  • IT Services
  • Health