Member News

Grant Opportunity

27 September 2017

Joint Research Centres (JRCs) are virtual centres that link Australian and Chinese research institutions conducting a range of research-related activities in a specified field of research. JRCs enable a concentration of effort and achievement of outcomes beyond that of individual research projects. The maximum grant amount is $1 million. The grant amount will be up…

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UPCOMING TENDER: Intention to commission stepped care mental health services for north-east Melbourne

27 September 2017

Eastern Melbourne PHN is releasing a tender to the market on 27 September for new mental health stepped care arrangements to become operational from January 2018 in the north-east area of its catchment. This is the first of three tenders in a phased approach. Planned service implementation dates: Stage 1: North East (Jan 2018 onwards)…

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ADHA MYHR Demo and discussion

27 September 2017

The MSIA Board were invited to a demonstration and discussion of MYHR with Dr Meredith Makeham, Chief Medical Adviser, ADHA. Slides from the discussion can be downloaded and are available in the members resource section for all members reference. Download Slides.

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MSIA update to software developers operating in the prescribing and dispensing sectors

20 September 2017

DHS has requested MSIA’s assistance in disseminating this information with the request for feedback to DHS should any vendor has any issue associated with proposed form changes to be distributed to PBS authorised prescribers from 1 December 2017. Summary DHS distributes standard pre-printed A4 prescription forms for use by prescribers for their practice management software.…

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Wild Health Summits – 30% off for MSIA members

20 September 2017

The Wild Health Summit brings a unique opportunity to hear from – and directly question – Australia’s critical thinkers, influential policy makers and industry game-changers who are transforming the healthcare landscape. The outstanding program features short, sharp, TEDx-style talks on the emerging trends and challenges facing healthcare; and robust panel discussions with a no-holds-barred Q&A.…

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Submission – Access to Medicare Numbers

20 September 2017

The MSIA has responded to a request for a submission from DHS in regard to access to a patient Medicare details by health professionals. See the Medicare website for more information. Download Submission.

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September Stakeholder Forum

20 September 2017

The next MSIA Stakeholder Forum is scheduled for: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 9am – 5pm (with networking drinks from 5pm – 6pm) RACV City Club Melbourne, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000 You will hear from: Andrew Saunders, Former CIO DHHS Victoria Emma Costello, Digital Health Lead, WA Primary Health Alliance AIHW will present on…

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6CPA Program Changes – Message for Software Vendors

20 September 2017

There have been a number of significant changes to some 6CPA Programs – Dose Administration Aids, Staged Supply and MedsCheck. Of particular note is that the programs have been redesigned to support the collection of information to assist with the assessment of the effectiveness of the programs. As a result, in addition to providing information…

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$100 Writing Prize – MSIA Member Blog

20 September 2017

The MSIA Executive are offering members the chance to win a $100 gift voucher in exchange for short sharp blog posts published on the website. We are looking for: Sharp, punchy articles on issues that matter to you the members! Short posts – 300 – 600 words We are open to commentary on current issues,…

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