Dr Monica Trujillo (1)

(1) Executive General Manager, Clinical and Consumer Engagement and Clinical Governance, and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

The Australian Digital Health Agency

Tasked with improving health outcomes for Australians through the delivery of digital healthcare systems and the national digital health strategy for Australia, the Australian Digital Health Agency commenced operations on 1 July 2016.

We are working with all areas of the community – including patients and the public, carers, healthcare providers, scientists and researchers, entrepreneurs and technology innovators – to ensure that what we do is always shaped around their needs, wants and aspirations.

Established as a statutory authority in the form of a corporate Commonwealth entity, the Agency reports to State and Territory Health Ministers through the COAG Health Council.



Dr Monica Trujillo is responsible for leading clinical and consumer engagement ensuring consumer and clinician centred high quality and safety programs are developed across the Agency.

Her role ensures the implementation of a strategic approach to consumer and clinical engagement, clinical governance, safety, system design, functionality and usability of products and services, and contributes to broader development goals by ensuring Australia has a safe and robust digital health system.

Her approach to consumer engagement and patient experience provide valuable insight to the planning, design and implementation of the Agency’s work program.

Previous to this position, Dr Trujillo was the Chief Medical Information Officer at UnitingCare Health, Australia’s first, as well as being the Regional Director of Medical Services for St Stephen’s Hervey Bay and the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. In this role, she was well known for her leadership and passion to fully and effectively engage clinicians in the design, implementation and sustainability of digital health solutions, in order to bring about high patient quality and safety outcomes.

Prior to her tenure with UnitingCare Health, Dr Trujillo worked in the public sector as Executive Director, Medical Services for Townsville Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, Australia.

Dr Trujillo obtained her degree in Medicine and Surgery, Universidad del Valle, Colombia in 1998. She holds an AMC Certificate 2000, Masters of Public Health 2005, and has been a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators since 2009.

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