Member News

Recommendations made by the PBAC – December 2016

27 January 2017

  The recommendations from the December 2016 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) meeting are now available.

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MEMBER FEEDBACK – Submission to the ICT Procurement Strategy Taskforce

27 January 2017

One of our greatest challenges is government procurement. Our colleagues in ABSIA, the newly formed Association for the Business Software Industry is on the round table & keeping an eye out for us and asking for any feedback in addition to our proposed submission. Members can view the draft submission HERE and forward any feedback or comments…

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Medicines Safety Programme Steering Group

24 January 2017

We have a member representative attending the second Medicines Safety Programme Steering Group  meeting on Wednesday, 15 February in Brisbane. Any questions or issues you’d like to see raised at the meeting please send these through to eo@msia.com.au ABOUT THE ADHA Medicines Safety Programme Steering Group the Medicines Safety Programme focused on leveraging technological advancements…

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LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBER FEEDBACK – Australian Digital Health Strategy MSIA Submission

24 January 2017

The MSIA called upon volunteers back in December to create a working group to develop a submission on behalf of the organisation to ADHA regarding the future digital health strategy. The working group has been meeting regularly over the last two months to put together a strong submission and have produced a draft paper available…

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ADHA webcast – 30 January 2017

20 January 2017

A note from ADHA: The Australian Digital Health Agency invites the general public and clinicians to attend and participate in our national webcast on the 30th January 2017 to hear some of the high level findings from our national consultation towards delivering the National Digital Health Strategy – on how the Australian community would like…

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Public Consultation – Colposcopic Cervical Specimens Structured Pathology Reporting Protocol

18 January 2017

This email is to notify the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) that a Structured Pathology Reporting Protocol for small biopsies taken at colposcopy and cervical excisions such as LLETZ and LEEP, laser excisions and cold knife cone excisions, is available for review and feedback. This protocol development is to coincide with the planned changes to…

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MEMBER INPUT – How to improve clinical software: Capture the patient’s agenda for the consultation

17 January 2017

Dr Frank Oliver provides a regular column for the Medical Observer on improving medical software. MSIA members are requested to forward comments/feedback for consideration and inclusion Title of this article: Capture the patient’s agenda for the consultation What is the issue? Patients, GPs and practice nurses each have their own agenda (a list of what…

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Member Feedback – DHS NOI

13 January 2017

The MSIA is seeking feedback on behalf of one of our working group members regarding changes to NOI that occurred around mid-last year and whether other members believe these changes are having a negative impact on their ability to pass NOI? From the member: We have found that DHS is now much more strict than they…

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TGA – Changes to Hyphenated Ingredient Names

13 January 2017

From January 2017, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will be making some minor corrections to the display of some hyphenated ingredient names within Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) entries. No regulatory action will be required, however we would appreciate if you could advise your members about this TGA activity. Historically,  some ingredient names within…

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