Engineering infrastructure leader

Professor Trish Williams FTSE

Trish Williams

Professor Trish Williams FTSE

Professor Trish Williams is passionate about improving healthcare through technology. She has three decades’ experience in healthcare computing, including 15 years in industry. She has deep expertise in maintaining security of digital health information while facilitating the interoperability of multiple digital health information systems.

Collaborating with industry, Trish led a project to develop a benchmark for hospitals to evaluate their digital infrastructure by assessing what digital services they provide and how well these support clinicians and patients. This benchmark is now an international standard. Trish is international co-chair of HL7 Security, a group overseeing international security standards governing health care interoperability. She also led development of Australia’s general practice information security standards.

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Digital health information systems

ATSE Division

Role and organisation (at time of election)

Cisco Chair and Professor of Digital Health Systems
College of Science and Engineering
Flinders University (SA)

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Professor Trish Williams was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2021.

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