Grant Sayer | Chief Technology Officer
Healthdirect Australia | Australia

Grant Sayer, Chief Technology Officer, Healthdirect Australia

Grant joined Healthdirect Australia in early 2020 just as the organisation was scaling up to deliver the National Coronavirus Helpline. Having worked across various industries in CTO, CIO and Director level roles, Grant instantly provided leadership and expertise, coordinating agile development teams and successfully applying fast technical solutions to support business requirements. As Healthdirect Australia continues to support the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, Grant has been integral in bringing together technical abilities of government and private enterprise to build a seamless user journey to making a vaccine appointment.
Prior to joining Healthdirect Australia, Grant was the Director of Infrastructure and Applications at Macquarie University, responsible for planning and managing the strategic direction and delivery of software and technical infrastructure. He delivered several transformational projects involving enterprise technology solutions and was responsible for implementing the University’s cyber security strategy. Grant has previously held technical leadership roles in software companies, information technology start-ups and consultancy services including Eclipse Group, a subsidiary of Deloitte. He is one of the CIO50 Top 50 for 2020.


Day 2 @ 14:50

Building the national online covid vaccine booking system ecosystem – a prototype for the future of digital health

Healthdirect Australia works with the Australian Government Department of Health and the health technology sector to build the online journey to determining eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine and making an online appointment. In this presentation we share insights from our involvement in three key areas:
  • Capability: optimising existing infrastructure to build the national online booking system for vaccine appointments, including an eligibility checker, service finder and real-time appointment booking
  • Collaboration: working with governments and private enterprise in the health tech industry to build a safe, secure online user journey to a vaccination appointment - a prototype for digital healthcare
  • Challenges: managing inter-agency dependencies, unpredictable scale, varied tech specs across industry, distributed working arrangements and ensuring a future-proofed, flexible and iterable end-to-end design
last published: 19/Jan/22 03:35 GMT

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