MSIA appoints Emma Hossack as CEO

The Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) has appointed Emma Hossack as its new chief executive officer.

Ms Hossack, the immediate past president of the organisation, will leave her position as CEO of Queensland-based medical software vendor Extensia to take on what is now a full-time role at MSIA. She has also parted ways with electronic document storage firm Binder.

MSIA president Robert Best said the organisation needed the stability of a full-time CEO. It has been managed by its voluntary board since the resignation of previous CEO Bridget Kirkham in 2016.

Ms Hossack said it was no longer viable for the association to be run as a voluntary organisation as she was regularly putting in a 35-hour work week over and above her own day-to-day business role.

Ms Hossack was responsible for putting in place a new MSIA code and constitution which saw the incorporation of the organisation as a company limited by guarantee. The next step is to enable the MSIA to take a role in formulating policy and helping to establish a regulatory framework for the growth of eHealth.

Ms Hossack said that after 10 years at Extensia, it was now time for a change.

“I love the industry and believe our members make a profound difference to health outcomes and efficiencies in Australia and elsewhere,” she said.

“This may not have been widely recognised in the past – it’s our role to ensure that it is in future.”

Extensia, which markets the RecordPoint shared electronic health record, will now be led by its founder and chief architect.

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Tags: MSIA

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