Three ACT Health ICT Committees


ACT Health has recently reviewed and updated the governance arrangements for technology/ICT across the Directorate. All existing technology/ICT committees and working groups have been dis-established and replaced by six new Committees that are intended to provide oversight and clinical leadership of ACT Health ICT matters in a cohesive and streamlined way. There are vacancies for consumer representatives on the following committees:


  • Clinical Paper-Lite Steering Committee
  • Critical and Administrative Technology Steering Committee
  • Diagnostic and Clinical Service Specific Technology Steering Committee

Each Steering Committee will meet every two months at Canberra Hospital on a regular schedule which has not yet been finalised. While we understand that without the schedule you won’t know if you will be available to attend meetings at this point, we would welcome an indication of your interest if one of these opportunities appeals to you. We will forward more information about the meeting schedule as soon as it becomes available.


The closing date for nominations for these committees is Friday June 15.




Drugs and Poisons Information System (DAPIS) Upgrade Project – Stakeholder Engagement Group


The Drugs and Poisons Information System (DAPIS) is a prescription monitoring system used by the Health Protection Service (HPS) to monitor the prescribing and supply of controlled medicines in the ACT. The project will see the delivery of a prescription monitoring system for health professionals in the ACT, as well as the development of a digital solution for Chief Health Officer approval applications to prescribe controlled medicines, by March 2019. The overall aim of the project is to improve systems in the ACT for minimising public harms arising from the abuse, misuse and dependency to controlled medicines.

A Stakeholder Engagement Group comprising of representatives from local professional and consumer bodies has been established to seek advice on implementation plans and to ensure active and effective engagement occurs during the rollout.

There are 4 proposed meetings, of 1 – 1.5 hours each. This committee is likely to conclude in February 2019.

The closing date for nominations for this committee is 12 June 2018.




Conference Sponsorship Positions


COTA Australia National Policy Forum 2018 

Older Consumers: Choice, Challenges and Rights in Changing Markets


The 2018 COTA National Policy Forum brings together older consumers, consumer advocates, academics, regulators and sector experts to closely examine the challenges and opportunities facing older consumers in current and emerging markets; and to identify the priorities for ensuring their voices are heard in consumer policy, regulation and market practice.


When: Thursday 28 June 2018
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Where: National Press Club, Canberra


If you would like to know more about the 2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting, visit their website:

HCCA will sponsor two consumer representatives to attend the 2018 COTA Australia National Policy Forum. Sponsorship includes registration, and transport assistance if required.

If you would like to attend this Policy Forum, please complete the expression of interest form on the HCCA website here

The closing date for expressions of interest for this forum is Friday 15 June 2018.












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