Member News

Big ticket IT deals banned: Taylor’s $100m contracts cap in tech clean-up

28 August 2017

Federal agencies will be hit with a strict $100 million cap on the size of the IT contracts they award to suppliers under strict new measures included in the biggest technology purchasing overhaul in a decade. To be revealed today by Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation Angus Taylor, the contract price limit reforms will be…

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Andrew Magennis Award Open for Nominations

21 August 2017

The award was created by the MSIA Executive in 2009 after Andrew Magennis stood down from formal roles in the Association. Over many years Andrew had been an active member of the association’s Executive. He also held positions as Secretary, Treasurer, and President, over a nine year period. The executive felt the need to recognise…

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Quick News Links

21 August 2017

EMRs, DMRs and the state of the digital nation ANDHealth moves in with Agnes Health to support mid-stage digital health firms Hunter New England to roll out Patientrack for observations at the bed Meds data puts early runs on the board for HealtheNet and My Health Record side Renewed calls to improve electronic sharing of…

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September Stakeholder Forum

21 August 2017

The next Forum will be in Melbourne at the end of September and we are planning some great speakers but awaiting confirmation before announcing the program. if there is someone you’d like to hear from, please get in touch with Jessica Abbey.

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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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