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Campaign for single eHealth record, says Young


From left:  Kate Swanton, Dr George Margelis and Rod Young

From left: Kate Swanton, Dr George Margelis and Rod Young at ITAC yesterday

AUDIO: Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council representative Rod Young has called on the sector to campaign for a single eHealth and aged care record at the council’s annual technology conference currently underway in Hobart.

Mr Young, Associate Professor Kate Swanton from Feros Care and Dr George Margelis took part in a panel discussion on the government’s eHealth record at the Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) conference on Tuesday.

All three speakers agreed that, when it began doing assessments in July 2015, the My Aged Care record would add another unnecessary layer to an already complex system.

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After the panel discussion, AAA’s Natasha Egan spoke with Mr Young, a former peak body CEO and now an advocacy and policy consultant with service provider IRT, about the problems an additional record posed for the sector:

 

Image: Richard O’Leary, Event Photography

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