The aged care sector must beef up cyber defences, or else risk exposing sensitive client information and substantial fines, writes Garrett O’Hara.
Implement new technologies now for today’s seniors but also prepare a plan for future assistive smart device solutions for a more tech-savvy cohort in five years’ time, an aged care IT conference has heard this week.
Aged care and retirement living providers and an industry peak body are among 80 members of a new collaboration tasked with growing the digital health industry.
A New South Wales regional aged care provider is building a virtual reality driving simulator in one of its facilities so older drivers in the community can practice driving without being on the road.
An aged care facility in southern NSW is reaping the benefits of digital health after connecting all of its residents to the national e-health system.
A virtual reality developer that has been working with elderly people in their homes to facilitate stroke rehabilitation is planning to bring the technology to residential aged care facilities.
Australia is “data rich but information poor” about what’s really going on in residential aged care, according to an aged care researcher.
Long-serving aged care CEO Glenn Bunney has been inducted into aged care’s technology hall of fame at this week’s Information and Technology in Aged Care Conference on the Gold Coast.
After months of planning and refining, multicultural aged care service MiCare has introduced autonomous mobile robots into Prinz Willem Alexander Village in Queensland.
There is potential for intelligent assistive robotics in aged care that harness the power of the mind, says an Australian inventor who is developing robots to communicate with residents.
Australian developer ePAT Technologies has partnered with Dementia Support Australia for a pilot that will see 150 expert consultants across Australia using its new pain recognition app with up to 5,000 people with dementia each year.
A guide to help aged care organisations support residents to use technology and social media to stay connected with their loved ones has been launched today.
The use of information technology is beginning to play a large role in the effort to provide higher quality of care in residential care facilities in Australia, according to early findings of an international study.
Aged care sectors around the world remain slow to adopt policy initiatives and sophisticated advancements in electronic communications, international researchers have told a health conference in China.