Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham
Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham is the Chief Medical Adviser for the Australian Digital Health Agency and leads their clinical advisory, safety and quality division. She is the lead clinical spokesperson for the organisation. since joining the Agency in November 2016, Prof Makeham has been closely involved in the delivery of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy and My Health Record system to all Australians who wish to have one.
She also leads the team at the Agency who are responsible for delivering the Australian contribution to the Global Digital Health Partnership. This is a collaboration of governments and government agencies from 25 countries and the World Health Organisation (WHO) that share policy initiatives and information to support the improved delivery of digital health services for citizens around the world. She also chairs the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) evidence and evaluation work stream.
One of Prof Makeham’s key responsibilities includes overseeing the clinical governance of My Health Record and systems operated within the national digital infrastructure. She has also supported the development of research programs with the academic community to build the evidence base for digital health benefits in Australia.
Prof Makeham holds honorary professorial appointments at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University, is a practicing general practitioner in Sydney at MQ Health and has a passion for improving health systems and strengthening the role of primary care to deliver better health outcomes for people.