MSIA calls for procurement reform in pre-budget statement

The Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) is calling for fairer procurement processes and more funding for health technology companies, saying its members believe the federal government stifles innovation and that Australian companies are disadvantaged compared to multinationals.

In a pre-budget and pre-election statement, the peak body claims the sector still remains “unsung and invisible” despite its role in developing and implementing technologies for the COVID-19 response.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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0 # MNCLHD staffer 2022-03-16 09:45
Does anyone care what MSIA want? Anyone start an association or council tomorrow and whinge about not getting free funding.
I understand if the government doesn't want to burn money on companies whose software doesn't speak for itself.
It's hard to beat established players, but build a product that speaks for itself and they should have no issues competing.
Why should the Australian public prop them up and risk tax payers dollars?

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