Professor Michael Kidd AO takes up new role

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The leading public health expert and former deputy chief medical officer has been appointed to the Telstra Health Board.

Medical leader Professor Michael Kidd AO has been appointed to the Telstra Health Board.

Professor Kidd was most recently Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor for the Australian Government, in addition to his role as the Foundation Professor of Primary Care Reform at the Australian National University.

Professor Kidd brings over 30 years’ experience as a leader in medical education, as a clinician, digital health researcher and educator to the Telstra Health Board. He has been a trusted advisor to the World Health Organization and to governments in Australia and internationally on topics including digital health implementations to improve health systems, clinical governance and advising governments on whole of population health responses.

Telstra Health Managing Director Elizabeth Koff AM said, “We are delighted to welcome Professor Kidd to the Telstra Health Board and the comprehensive clinical expertise he brings.

“Professor Kidd’s deep experience will complement the already strong clinical presence on the Telstra Health Board and emphasises our commitment to deliver digital health solutions, that clinicians value with robust clinical governance oversight.”

This appointment marks Professor Kidd’s second term on the Telstra Health Board following his resignation in 2020 to take on his role as the Commonwealth’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

About Telstra Health

Telstra Health develops digital solutions for the health and aged care sectors in Australia and internationally. It is Australia’s largest digital health technology company with a footprint across the spectrum of care including in primary care, aged care, hospitals, pharmacy and developing whole of population health solutions. It is bringing together this expertise and capability in a connected way to develop interoperable solutions for improving health systems and health outcomes.

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