MSIA Muse

What if we don’t change at all … and something magical just happens

July 18, 2017

AUTHOR: Monica Schlesinger, Director, Advisory Boards Group & Board Director, MSIA Cyber environment threat In a 2014 Ponemon Institute study done in cooperation with Small Business Online, it was shown that 60% of businesses who experience a cyberattack go out of business within 6 months of the incident. The real cost of cybercrime was estimated…

Amcal initiative and other measures for advancing wellness

July 11, 2017

AUTHOR: Margie Peat, Managing Director of HealthSoft, creators of RxOne pharmacy software, and passionate advocate for pharmacists and an “impatient”. I’ve not been comfortable with the term “patient” being not that way inclined when waiting for medical services. I’m a believer in making it easy for consumers to take responsibility for their own wellness. There…

Secure Messaging – There is a Tide in The Affairs of Men (And Women)…

July 3, 2017

AUTHOR: Tom Bowden, CEO, HealthLink & Vice President, MSIA Every now and then I need to remind myself that the endless rounds of meetings to discuss Secure Message Delivery and interoperability are truly necessary and must be persevered with. Why is Secure Messaging so difficult? Let me count the reasons. Among the four or five…

How much access to information is appropriate?

June 27, 2017

AUTHOR: Anonymous I recently had an interesting conversation with a GP who was looking for a software solution that would enable his patient’s to have full, real-time and unrestricted access to their own record that he held at his surgery. Not just a sanitized, carefully curated summary – but the entire record – warts and…

Getting value from the health software industry

April 23, 2017

AUTHOR: Emma Hossack, President, MSIA Over the past few months the MSIA has lodged submissions on Productivity, ICT Procurement and the new Digital Health Strategy . The consistent themes in our suggestions include cut red tape, “get out of the kitchen” and let industry get on with it, create an open playing field and engage…