MyHospitals Website Wins International FutureGov Award

25
Oct

Doctor and Little BoyThe sixth annual FutureGov Awards were presented on 19 October 2012 on the final day of the FutureGov Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The MyHospitals website built by Cordelta through the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare won the Connected Government Award and was a finalist for the E-Government Award.

“The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has won a prestigious FutureGov 2012 award recognising excellence in government ICT achievements in the Asia-Pacific region.” Said Alison Verhoeven, Senior Executive for the Governance and Communications Group for AIHW. “The award acknowledged the development of the MyHospitals website, on which the AIHW has worked with Cordelta since early 2010.”

“AIHW Director and CEO, David Kalisch, acknowledged the support of key external business and technical consultants including Cordelta, in working with the AIHW to deliver a website that not only reports accurate information about hospitals, but is easy to use and understand from the community’s point of view. The website also reports technical data that can be used by professional and clinical groups, and peak bodies such as health consumer organisations.”

“The National Health Performance Authority assumed responsibility for My Hospitals in July this year as part of national health reform measures, and will release its first hospitals report on the site later this year. The AIHW continues to work with Cordelta to develop the site under contract to the NHPA.”

MyHospitals was also a joint winner of the iAward in the eGovernment category for the ACT for 2011.