Mr. Board is Victoria’s Chief Digital Health Officer and heads the Digital Health Branch. The Branch conducts health sector planning and assurance. The Branch is developing unique identification and clinical information sharing for Victoria health services, and is connecting health services to the My Health Record system. The Branch also leads the Victorian health service cyber security program and ICT operational assurance programs.
Prior to coming to Victoria in 2018, Mr. Board headed the eHealth and Medication Safety program at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University’s Institute of Health Innovation.
Mr Board is a registered nurse and has worked in clinical, management, and informatics roles, including six years managing leprosy and primary care programs in the Brazilian Amazon. He implemented radiotherapy information systems and area-based clinical cancer registries in NSW and has published on hospital in the home, use of data in health care, short stay surgery and post-acute care.