Alcidion partners with Australian Institute of Digital Health to support the Women in Digital Health Leadership Program

Alcidion are pleased to announce their support of the Australian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) Women in Digital Health Leadership Program (WiDH).

Launched this morning, the WiDH program invites women to apply for a new leadership course to enable and develop their digital health careers, leadership potential and encourage the capability of organisations to achieve healthier lives, digitally enabled.

In establishing this program, the AIDH acknowledged the critical need in the healthcare workforce to attract, develop and support digital health skills and the importance of women taking a stronger leadership role in driving transformative change.

The WiDH will be a program designed to immerse women in digital health through a six-month professional development schedule of work and activities to develop their leadership potential.  It will be innovative and new to the Australian market with the program leveraging the successful Women in AMIA Leadership program in the United States.  The program will incorporate a range of blended learning opportunities and mentoring from experienced coaches.

The objective of the program will be to profile women in digital health leadership, whilst building professional development activities and courses which will connect, support, mentor and enable participants to reach their aspirations and goals.  The program will guide people into digital health leadership and create the connections and opportunities to take the next step.

Participants will also complete small group projects of impact on the digital health community as part of their learning outcomes in the program.  They will be supported by the AIDH team of mentors and guided by an advisory committee of executives from AIDH and program partners.

Alcidion CEO Kate Quirke will sit on the Program Advisory Committee and commented “I am excited by the potential of this Program which is based on the successful AMIA Women in Leadership Program in the USA to develop the capability in Australia.  The personal reward gained from delivering digital health tools to support clinicians and realise better patient outcomes cannot be under-valued when seeking a fulfilling career.  I encourage all women working in this sector to look into this opportunity to learn and be mentored by women with great insights and experience”.

Joining Kate on the advisory committee of executives will be Prof Wendy Chapman, Prof Dorota Gertig, Dr Amandeep Hansra, Jenny Parker, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, Angela Ryan and Dr Louise Schaper.

The WIDH Leadership program is now accepting applications for selection. Applications are due 11.59pm AEDT, Monday 10 January 2022. Learn more here.