Berne has a background in Nursing and the Pharmaceutical
Industry spanning 30 years, she has held senior roles such as Product
Manager for Anaesthetics at Glaxo Wellcome, Head of Hospitals at Mayne
Health Pharmaceutical Wholesale, CEO for Central Hospital Supplies and
Managing Director for Vitro Software Pty Ltd where she is still a
Director on the local Board and is intimately involved in leading the
growth of the organisation.
Berne has been committed to advancing Digital health in Australia
for over 15 years. This has included a number of major e-health
projects including the successful bid for the PCEHR Infrastructure
contract when she was Head of Health for Telstra and has consistently
contributed to progression of technology to improve healthcare for all
Australians. Berne is also a Founding Member of the Medical Cannabis
Council. Berne was the Innaugural Chair of the AIIA National Special
Interest Group for Health, is a member of the Dean of Health Advisory
Board at UTS and an Associate Professor of Healthcare Industry at UTS.
She is a member of the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Integrative Medicine
Committee, as well as a Board member on the NFP organisation Pathfinders
with a special interest in registering the Births of Aboriginal people.
Berne consulted to the Australian Digital Health Agency delivering a
strategic Framework for Interoperability for healthcare systems in