Respected healthcare leader, Ms Berne Gibbons, has been appointed to the Board of the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC). 

Ms Gibbons brings decades of experience in healthcare, with an extensive background in nursing and the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently Head of Business Innovation and Partnerships at InfoMedix – delivering software solutions to hospitals. 

A passionate advocate for digital health, Ms Gibbons is an advisor on Digital Health Standards to the Australian Digital Health Agency and author of the National Digital Health Standards Guiding Principles. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and a member of UTS, Dean’s Industry Advisory Board in the Faculty of Health. 

Previous roles in the healthcare sector include: Product Manager, at Glaxo/Wellcome; Head of Hospitals at Mayne Health Pharmaceutical Wholesale; CEO for Central Hospital Supplies participating in the 6th Pharmacy Agreement; and Managing Director for Vitro Software Pty Ltd, where she developed a particular interest in providing digital medical records and the importance of data being stored securely and available at the point of care.  

Ms Gibbons is a proud descendant of the Wurudjeri peoples and, a previous Board member of the not-for-profit organisation Pathfinders, leading the project of registering the Births of Aboriginal people through the National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Register, being run by Pathfinders.  Berne was awarded the AFR 100 Most Influential Women in Australia. Berne is also a founding Director of the Continuity of Care Collaborative (CCC) 

DHCRC Chair Kate Munnings welcomed the appointment of Ms Gibbons to the Board. 

“Berne is an experienced and respected leader in the healthcare industry,” Ms Munnings said. “Her knowledge, deep networks and passion for digital health will be a valuable asset for the DHCRC Board and we look forward to working together as we continue to build the reach and impact of the DHCRC.” 

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