MSIA Blog

What gets us up to go to work each morning?

27/09/2017

AUTHOR: Margie Peat, RxOne What gets us up to go to work each morning? Recently I was reminded of one of those business relationships that produced results that were of benefit to all in the triangle – patient, pharmacist and software provider. The government leader responsible for oversight of this particular series of projects commented…

Choosing the right Cyber Umbrella

20/09/2017

AUTHORS: Monica Schlesinger, Advisory Boards Group  Meena Wahi, Cyber Data-Risk Managers In the face of increasing cyber attacks on Australian businesses, at the end of June this year, Prime Minister Turnbull and his government gave the green light to unprecedented use of offensive military cyber-warfare operations to shut down and destroy foreign criminal networks, as…

Can we wait another 6 years? 

28/07/2017

AUTHOR: Dinah Graham, Business Development Manager, MIMS, MSIA Board Director As I do every couple of days I’ve just dipped in to David More’s blog and his current poll asks the question “Do You Believe the ADHA Is Improving or Deteriorating as Time Passes with Its Delivery, Openness and Transparency?” At the risk of premeditating…

Amcal initiative and other measures for advancing wellness

11/07/2017

AUTHOR: Margie Peat, Managing Director of HealthSoft, creators of RxOne pharmacy software, and passionate advocate for pharmacists and an “impatient”. I’ve not been comfortable with the term “patient” being not that way inclined when waiting for medical services. I’m a believer in making it easy for consumers to take responsibility for their own wellness. There…

Secure Messaging – There is a Tide in The Affairs of Men (And Women)…

03/07/2017

AUTHOR: Tom Bowden, CEO, HealthLink & Vice President, MSIA Every now and then I need to remind myself that the endless rounds of meetings to discuss Secure Message Delivery and interoperability are truly necessary and must be persevered with. Why is Secure Messaging so difficult? Let me count the reasons. Among the four or five…

How much access to information is appropriate?

27/06/2017

AUTHOR: Anonymous I recently had an interesting conversation with a GP who was looking for a software solution that would enable his patient’s to have full, real-time and unrestricted access to their own record that he held at his surgery.  Not just a sanitized, carefully curated summary – but the entire record – warts and…

Getting value from the health software industry

23/04/2017

AUTHOR: Emma Hossack, President, MSIA Over the past few months the MSIA has lodged submissions on Productivity, ICT Procurement and the new Digital Health Strategy . The consistent themes in our suggestions include cut red tape, “get out of the kitchen” and let industry get on with it, create an open playing field and engage…