Member News

MHACP Program Update

21 August 2017

The MSIA has been provided the following update from ADHA on the Modernising Health and Aged Care Payments Services Program’s progress. On 25 July 2017, we released a market update on AusTender containing: our learnings from the Request for Information, initial user research findings, the Program’s strategic position and an overview of what comes next.…

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Multi-Page Scanned Images – Member Feedback

21 August 2017

The Standards Australia meeting around Health Records was held earlier this week with a number of questions being raised regarding multi page scanned images. We’d appreciate some member feedback to assist our MSIA representative in providing helpful feedback from the industry. If members involved in scanning could answer the following questions it would be greatly…

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Health Care Home Shared Care Planning Matrix

21 August 2017

As mentioned in the President’s update on Monday the Department of Health have prepared a draft matrix that includes information that they believe would be useful to consumers looking at acquiring shared care planning software. The companies/products included in the matrix are fictitious and used to help the Department assess what information they  might expect…

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Department of Human Services Advice: PBS Reason Codes for Software Vendors – September 2017

18 August 2017

The Australian Government Department of Human Services would like to provide you with the attached updated monthly Reason Code List for September 2017. These reason codes are effective 1 September 2017. The Reason Code List has also been published on the Department of Human Services web site. The following changes have been introduced: NEW REASON…

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The Department of Human Services Advice: identified issue with IMC AG/SC claims

18 August 2017

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) advises that an internal system change deployed on 28 June 2017 that has had an unintentional impact on Medicare Benefits payments for IMC AG/SC claims. Scope IMC AG/SC claims with the following criteria: Claims where Medicare has made an assessment and a benefit is payable; and…

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Quick News Links

18 August 2017

Using both Direct and FHIR standards could improve data exchange Government Unveils National Digital Health Strategy How medication data and analytics can help the ER cut opioid abuse Commentary: Why information security is a patient safety issue NASH has failed: agreement set to delegate identity authentication to vendors Mater Group deploys digital solution in advance…

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Review of the HICS Interoperability Master Class

18 August 2017

Tom Bowden, Graham Grieve , Dr Andrew McCintyre and Peter Young all gave their perspectives on interoperability, FHIR and SMD to an audience of almost 100. The good news is that if you missed it, they are answering the remaining questions posed by the audience – you can read the first installment via MSIA Blog.

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MTP Connect

18 August 2017

MTP Connect is one of 6 Federal Government Industry Growth Centres. It has been established to accelerate the growth of medical technologies, bio technologies and pharmaceuticals to achieve greater commercialization and establish Australia as a Asia Pacific hub for MTP companies. It is a NFP and in addition to its aims of encouraging removal of…

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Cloud Computing – Draft DHS Policy

18 August 2017

The DHS draft Cloud Computing policy has major implications for our industry. The proposed requirement for cloud services to use “dedicated servers” and the transformation of your client’s information into “Commonwealth data” merely because of retrieval of an IHI for example, are just 2 of the many issues for industry. The draft policy and our…

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