I am pleased to introduce you to VAHI’s new Chief Analytics Officer, Kate Lucas, who recently started with VAHI.
As VAHI’s new Chief Analytics Officer, Kate will lead an uplift in the Department’s analytics capabilities to ensure end-users data and analytics needs support our strategic agenda. The focus will be to enhance the use of data to improve patient care, operations, education, and research across the Victorian health system to better inform care planning and early intervention.
Speaking soon after starting in the role, Kate indicated her enthusiasm for what’s ahead.
"I'm excited to have joined VAHI to help use data to improve patient care, operations, education, and research across the Victorian health system, its a mission that I'm passionate about.”
“It’s already been lovely to meet so many new faces and hear about the great work of this group, Kate said."
Kate has extensive experience in analytics and health data and brings her leadership and advocacy skills to advance VAHI’s work across data analytics in healthcare. Kate specialises in digital health transformation, with a focus on data driven disruption - her skills and capabilities will be of great value across the Department and the Victorian health sector.
Kate has worked across the clinical and research sector and has previously consulted to the health industry with Deloitte. Kate most recently served as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Health Analytics at the Melbourne Children’s Campus for the past three years. During this time, she built a specialist team of over 50 data experts, delivering a data transformation project for the Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. Over that time, Kate has seen the direct benefits to patient care, operations, education, and research that analytics has delivered.