Following the establishment of the Australian Digital Health Agency in July 2016, CHF has been working closely with the Agency on a range of digital health issues. These issues include the implementation of a national opt-out participation approach to My Health Record, the National Digital Health Strategy, and digital health privacy issues for consumers. This group has been involved in discussion on these and other digital health issues as CHF’s role in this area continues to grow.

CHF's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are a mechanism through which consumers with an interest in an issue/particular policy area can work more intensively on them. The SIGs will be a source of policy input and a forum for ‘sense testing’ and further developing ideas/policy positions before they are disseminated to a broader audience, and adopted officially by CHF.

The groups will be advisory to CHF, with decisions on final positions and statements remaining with the CHF Board. Recruitment to the groups will be through an EOI process, open to all members and consumer representatives. The maximum number of consumers in each group is 24. This caps helps keep the group manageable while assuring diversity. The groups will be co-facilitated by a CHF Secretariat member and a consumer, selected from the EOI process.

The groups will not meet face to face. The intention is to use a mixture of online forums and online videoconferencing with some capacity to join the meetings by phone. Training and support for people not familiar with either of these will be offered.

Please note that no sitting fees or reimbursement will be offered.

The time commitment which will be required of you is attend a monthly teleconference or web-cast meeting and to read documents and provide comments between meetings. You can find more information about CHF's SIGs here:

To express interest in being a member fill out the form below.

Specific queries about this group should be directed to Digital Health Adviser, Dean Hewson at (link sends e-mail)

Your Details
Can you commit to meeting once a month during AEST business hours? (8:30am-5pm Monday – Friday?)
Can you commit to checking online forums or emails outside of this meeting time to prepare and offer feedback or input?
Are you comfortable using online forums and online video conferencing?