CMO Telstra Heath
Dr Vincent McCauley has dual qualifications in Medicine and Computer Science and for his Ph.D in Medicine designed and oversaw the construction of the first fully computerised sleep laboratory in Australia at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), Sydney. In addition he was a member of the four man team that developed nasal CPAP as the definitive treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. He has extensive clinical experience in Respiratory and Emergency Medicine and ran the RPAH Emergency Department part-time for more than 20 years. As Managing Director of his eHealth company, McCauley Software, he has designed, developed and deployed innovative solutions for Pathology Laboratories, Radiology and Primary Care with extensive experience in health software architecture, DHS/Medicare eClaiming, SQL (Microsoft Certified SQL Server expert) and laboratory instrument interfacing. He has worked extensively in eHealth Standards and is a regular member of the Australian delegations to HL7 International and ISO TC215 (eHealth, Patient safety, Network security and Healthcare Devices), a member of the Standards Australia peak eHealth committee (IT14) and Chair of IHE Australia as well as a member of the IHE International Board and past member of the HL7 Australia Board. He was Chair of the HL7 Australia Working Group that published the first version of the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) which was subsequently handed to NeHTA as one of its first work items. Dr McCauley has been an invited speaker at numerous Australian and International conferences.
Dr McCauley has published extensively both in Medicine and eHealth. He has lectured at HL7 educational events as well as at the University of Western Sydney eHealth summer school, previous Adjunct Professor of eHealth at Central Queensland and Edith Cowan University, Perth. He is currently co-supervising eHealth post-graduate students at Flinders University following his appointment as Professor of Digital Health in April 2018.
Dr McCauley has been Co-chair of the HL7 International Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Committee for the last 8 years, a leader at HL7 International FHIR Clinical Connectathons and a current member of the HL7 Australia pathology and eReferral committees.
Dr McCauley was a member of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) management Board for 6 years, serving as Secretary for two years and a three year term as President. His contribution was recognised with the Andrew Magennis award for leadership in 2010. From 2011 to 2015 he was the MSIA National eHealth Implementation Coordinator liaising between the eHealth software vendors, government and the private sector. He chaired the MSIA Clinical Council, the eHealth Industry Safety and Security Committee, the MSIA/NeHTA Secure Messaging Delivery (SMD) work group and the MSIA Interoperability Committee as well as representing MSIA on a number of government and private sector consultative forums.
In 2015, Dr McCauley was appointed as Chief Medical Officer at Emerging Systems, Telstra Health. In that role, he led the development of a new AMT based comprehensive Medication Management module as well being part of the design team for new pathology viewing capabilities, a mobile Drs App, HL7 interoperability for Emerging and the NCSR and a general responsibility for patient safety and clinical incident management. Dr McCauley was appointed as Telstra Health Chief Medical Information Officer in October, 2017 and Chief Medical Officer in December 2017. In those roles he established a comprehensive clinical safety program and associated metrics and championed the role of Clinical terminology Services and FHIR enabled data as the path to semantic interoperability and platforms for quality data analytics and Artificial Intelligence.