New faces on MSIA board

Fred IT's general manager for eHealth David Freemantle was elected vice president of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) at its annual general meeting this week.

Mr Freemantle takes over from HealthLink's Tom Bowden in an otherwise unchanged board executive, with MIMS' Robert Best returning as president, Best Practice Software's Lorraine Pyefinch as secretary and Civica Care's Craig Porte returning as treasurer.

Peter Birch of MetaOptima and Tania Oldaker of Telstra Health were elected as ordinary directors, joining Tony Taddeo of SmartSoft and Phillip Loya of Cerner.

The MSIA this year launched two new awards for members. Sydney's iCIMS won the Best Innovation by a member company award for its cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meeting system, which has successfully been implemented at the Sydney Adventist Hospital and draws data from seven different data systems via FHIR APIs.

MetaOptima won the best emerging member company or product for its DermEngine software, which is being rolled out by both Sonic Clinical Services and Healius at each company's skin cancer clinics.

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Tags: MSIA

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