The Strategic Committee for National Health Information (SCNHI) provides strategic advice to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) in relation to its national health information work, including overall priorities, and the Institute's health sector performance reporting work in the context of the National Health Information Agreement (NHIA).
The SCNHI will:
Membership of the SCNHI comprises of representatives of:
(a) All jurisdictions
(b) Other agencies:
(c) Any other members as determined necessary by the Institute.
Members must be senior officials, no lower than the third tier in any jurisdiction. This is to ensure sufficient authority to provide high level strategic advice, and make decisions or commitments on behalf of their jurisdiction.
Consumer representatives have not been included in the membership but will be invited to attend meetings when topics of relevance are discussed.
At the discretion of the Chair, Observers may be invited to attend meetings. They can contribute at meetings, by contributing to discussions, by making oral presentations, by distributing documents at meetings through the Chair, or by engaging in other activities as appropriate and as approved by the Chair.
Secretariat support is provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Executive Secretariat Unit, Canberra.
Contact details for the Secretariat are:
PO Box 570
(02) 6244 1137
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