The Federal Government is investing $2.8 million in detailed business case planning for a project to further develop the My Aged Care gateway.
The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt said the government recognised that further My Aged Care improvements were required.
The $2.8 million allocation over the next six months was announced by Minister Wyatt at his National Press Club address last month.
He said the business case will consider input from consumers, service providers, assessors and health professionals, with the aim of making the website and information service more functional, through:
- faster and better-integrated connections to providers and for people assessed as in need of care
- more efficient processes for health professionals and service providers, aimed at helping to reduce cost pressures
- more online self-service options
- maintaining a stable ICT platform so My Aged Care can continue to service increased demand.
This announcement builds on the Federal Government’s recent $20 million My Aged Care commitment to help speed up aged care assessments and respond to consumer and sector feedback.