Who we are

We bring togeth­er a diverse group of skills, expe­ri­ences and peo­ple to be able to deliv­er ini­tia­tives that haven’t been attempt­ed before.

Our organ­i­sa­tion­al chart

We are led by the Com­mis­sion­er, Pro­fes­sor Derek Chew. We have four direc­torates and a busi­ness oper­a­tions team who sup­port the office of the Commissioner.


Con­sumer and Clin­i­cal Partnerships

Col­lab­o­ra­tion is the key to inno­va­tion. Excel­lent health­care doesn’t just hap­pen by chance, it’s designed and con­tin­ues to be designed as we man­age the con­stant trans­for­ma­tion of the health system. 

Our Con­sumer and Clin­i­cal Part­ner­ships direc­torate is focused on devel­op­ing sys­tems to build and nur­ture the rela­tion­ships between clin­i­cians, com­mu­ni­ties, con­sumers and car­ers and oth­ers who work in the health sys­tem. These part­ner­ships help improve expe­ri­ences, fos­ter inno­va­tion and ulti­mate­ly lead to bet­ter health outcomes.

Clin­i­cal Improve­ment and Innovation

New think­ing unlocks new oppor­tu­ni­ties. We bring improve­ment and inno­va­tion togeth­er with hori­zon scan­ning, research, knowl­edge, emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies and peo­ple to think dif­fer­ent­ly about how health­care is delivered.

Our Clin­i­cal Improve­ment and Inno­va­tion direc­torate is respon­si­ble for cre­at­ing an envi­ron­ment that sup­ports all stages of inno­va­tion — ideation, exe­cu­tion and adop­tion – rang­ing from con­tin­u­ous improve­ment to the big new ideas.

Clin­i­cal Informatics

Data makes the pos­si­bil­i­ties end­less. More than just num­bers and iden­ti­fy­ing pat­terns, Clin­i­cal Infor­mat­ics can dra­mat­i­cal­ly improve how we deliv­er healthcare. 

The Clin­i­cal Infor­mat­ics Direc­torate is about improv­ing how data and ana­lyt­ics are used to improve health­care, build­ing capa­bil­i­ty in clin­i­cal infor­mat­ics, enhanc­ing the data assets and pro­vid­ing bet­ter access to data across the health sys­tem to inform the cre­ation of bet­ter healthcare.

Human-Cen­tred Design and Innovation

Human cen­tred design is about putting peo­ple at the cen­tre of every­thing we do. It brings clin­i­cians togeth­er with con­sumers, their fam­i­lies and car­ers, and the wider com­mu­ni­ty through every step of our design processes. 

The Human Cen­tred Design Direc­torate pro­vides knowl­edge and advice to build capac­i­ty, under­stand­ing, skills and think­ing for a more com­pas­sion­ate health sys­tem where all involved respect, val­ue and active­ly seek out each oth­ers’ opin­ions. The Human Cen­tred Design Direc­torate is also help­ing build resilience and well­be­ing among clin­i­cal staff so that they can bet­ter man­age their stress, be health­i­er and deliv­er bet­ter health­care for all South Australians.

Meet our people

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