AUDIO: Work is underway to achieve aged care’s ICT vision, the ITAC conference heard in Hobart this week, but the sector will remain vigilant on key issues including the client eHealth record.
Aged Care Industry IT Council (ACIITC) chair Suri Ramanathan gave a report on progress since the council, which is a joint initiative of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), launched the IT roadmap in March.
Mr Ramanathan said fact sheets developed two years ago as part of the Pathfinder project to help providers roll out the eHealth record system would soon be available on ACIITC’s website.
Anne Livingstone, who is chair of the ACIITC Home Care IT Group, called upon all home care providers to inform the discussion on technology in community care, which aims to help older Australians achieve independence through ICT deployment.
She asked providers who hadn’t yet, to complete the group’s community care technology online survey.
Following the update, LASA CEO Patrick Reid spoke to AAA’s Natasha Egan at ITAC about the progress of the ICT Vision and the ACIITC’s current focus:
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