and promoting the value of technology to improve health outcomes

Medical Software Industry Association

The Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) provides you with all the resources required for your organisation to navigate the complex digital health environment in Australasia. The MSIA is a conduit between the numerous health sector stakeholders, government departments and industry bodies, acting as your one stop clearing house of information and updates directly effecting your business.

Together, our members are a driving force in improving sector productivity, efficient delivery of healthcare services and overall health outcomes.


For 20 years the MSIA has been representing the interests of the health software industry.


Find out what member and industry events, webinars and networking meet ups are coming up in your city.


Our members are represented on 20+ working groups actively striving for a better health care system.



Real Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) – what is the problem?

AUTHOR: David Freemantle – General Manager eHealth, Fred IT Group & MSIA Board Director The statistics never cease to horrify. Every year over 1,000 Australians die as a result of prescription medication overdoses. In 2016, this included 372 Victorians. This isn’t new information and in fact the statistics keep getting worse. Despite many Coroner’s reports highlighting…

Block Chains

Is blockchain healthcare IT’s long awaited panacea?

AUTHOR: Tom Bowden, CEO HealthLink & Vice President MSIA Recently we have been hearing a lot about blockchain, the distributed digital system seen by some as a ‘silver bullet’ for addressing information security and interoperability challenges.  It is tempting to see blockchain as something of a fad which is currently going into Gartner’s famed ‘Hype…


When will Healthcare Catch FHIR?

AUTHOR: Tom Bowden, CEO, HealthLink & Vice President, MSIA Many healthcare IT aficionados think of interoperability as a ‘magic broom’ that will sweep healthcare’s problems magically aside, connecting IT systems to one another and finally bring the benefits of information technology to an industry stuck in the nineteenth or twentieth century. Alas, interoperability is a…


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