Managing COVID | Tasmania's Rapid Response

Oct 26
Driving community uptake towards a COVID-free Tasmania


How did Tasmania overcome a low rate of digital inclusion to ensure a high uptake of the check in app and vaccination system?

Join us for a Tasmania Chapter Connect event in-person. This session looks at projects that contributed to Tasmania’s response to Covid. It explores 3 aspects of Covid projects. The technology initiatives: the Check in Tas app and the vaccination booking portal that were rolled out within short timeframes. The vaccination clinic rollouts which have resulted in over 50% of the population being fully vaccinated and nearly 70% having received one dose. Thirdly, the challenges in driving community uptake and use of the Check In TAS app.

Event takeways:

  • Insight into the truly agile delivery of a large-scale public health response during a pandemic
  • Insight into the demographic and infrastructure challenges of rolling out technology in Tasmania
  • Understanding the challenges of community health care related projects

Who is this event for?

  • Project / program managers
  • Community and health sector professionals
  • Change management professionals
  • ICT professionals
  • Communication and marketing professionals 

This event is proudly sponsored by: 

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Members $0 | Non Members $30
CPD points: 4



Melanie Strachan is the PMO Director for Tasmania Health. She has a history of successfully delivering a wide range of large and strategic projects. Her career spans almost 30 years of ICT and business transformation project delivery; 22 years in healthcare and emergency management settings.  
Jan Coull Jan Coull is the Nursing Director for the Pandemic Response across the Tasmanian Health Service Hospitals North and Northwest. Jan has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse in the acute public hospital sector and more recently as a State-wide Senior eHealth Project Manager for the Department of Health.
Maria Dalla-Fontana Maria is Manager of the Science & Technology team in the Department of State Growth and a Tasmanian AIPM Chapter Councillor. Maria leads policy development and the implementation of projects and initiatives that foster business, community and government engagement with, and participation in, the Tasmanian digital economy and STEM.
Sam Brodribb Sam is a Senior Project Manager with 15 years’ experience in the ICT industry focusing over the past decade on delivering enterprise grade information system projects in high risk, 24/7 mission critical environments.  As the owner of Tasmanian IT, Sam’s vision is to assist senior managers and executives to develop and align business strategy with technology innovation, resulting in empowered staff, reduced organisational anxiety and increased success.

Melanie Strachan

Jan Coull

Maria Dalla-Fontana

Sam Brodribb