Andrew Magennis Award
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 Andrews’s exceptional devotion to the industry as a whole, and his endless enthusiasm to get things done. Whether working with government bodies or having competing companies work together to improve their software offerings to better serve the needs of their users, Andrew worked tirelessly to move things forward.
The award was first presented at the MSIA’s 2009 AGM. Dr Andrew Magennis was the inaugural recipient. The then president announced that the award would be awarded annually thereafter to any person who showed “above average leadership and service in the health software industry”.
It was noted that the MSIA would call for nominations prior to each yearly AGM.
It was noted that should no suitable candidate be forthcoming, that the award would not be awarded that year.
Dr Paul Carr Genie Solutions
The founder of practice and clinical management software vendor Genie Solutions, Paul Carr, a doctor built the company into the leading software vendor for specialist medical practitioners with an estimated 50 per cent share of the market. An active participant in the MSIA and industry, holding a number of board roles over the course of his time at Genie.
George Pavlidis Fred IT
George Pavlidis contributed and provided leadership on a range of industry relevant issues and supported all of industry by sharing detailed analysis, explanations (and good humour) as the healthcare software industry worked to implement a range of state and federal government led initiatives.
Richard Hutchinson Emerging Systems
Richard led a joint MSIA trade mission to Singapore and supported members new to the export arena with sage advice and expertise. He also guided the MSIA executive through the Austrade maze and the development of the Austrade capability matrixes.
Russel Duncan Emerging Systems
Russel took on the role of representing the MSIA at a large range of standards related government engagements across the whole industry but with particular reference to government changes and their impact on industry including the Healthcare Identifiers program, the PCEHR and secure messaging. He provided regular reports that were invaluable to the membership.
Brian Donaldson Pharmhos
Brian provided outstanding service in the hospital arena sharing his pharmacy knowledge and supporting the MSIA as well as contributing to the preparation of complex documentation for the Federal Government on behalf of MSIA members.
Graham Grieve (HL7) Software Developer
Grahame Grieve developed and led HL7 FHIR, a promising new standard and approach to health interoperability which has since been widely adopted internationally. His award recognized his ongoing contribution to the MSIA membership in communicating the new work to all.
2010 tied vote
John Green Corum
Advocate for the Pharmacy industry and all matters associated with the PBS. John is a past committee member, and was awarded the prize with Dr Vince McCauley. John had been outstanding in his services especially to the pharmacy sector of the Health software industry. His depth of knowledge was willing shared with all members and his ongoing negotiations with the Department of Health were of benefit to all.
2010 tied vote
Dr Vince McCauley McCauley Software
Vince had served as President, and Treasurer while also providing a range of expert support to members especially in the standards, clinical safety and pathology areas. He had strengthened the MSIA by recruiting its first CEO during his presidency. His expert knowledge and international understanding of the standards environment was exceptional and willingly shared to the benefit of all members.
Dr Andrew Magennis Health Communication Network
Inaugural recipient of this award.
Co-Founder Medical Director Clinical Software.
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