Technology should be embedded in aged care operations and services and reflected in the quality standards, the sector’s technology peak has told the aged care royal commission.
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The aged care sector’s technology body has launched a mentoring initiative to support providers to implement effective information technology systems.
Also in this wrap: Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council appoints Dr George Margelis as independent chair.
The uptake of technology among providers, digital literacy of staff and resident mental health are among key areas the royal commission needs to address on technology, an industry forum has heard.
Two Department of Health consultations underway are seeking input from aged care providers to inform where new residential places will be allocated and design changes to My Aged Care.
Aged care, doctors and pharmacists groups are calling for seamless digital integration between aged care and health records.
Fax machines are still used widely in aged care, challenging a new push from government to replace them with electronic messaging in the broader health sector.
A team from Flinders University has been appointed to undertake the scoping study for a national technology roadmap for the aged care sector.
Aged care sector representatives have welcomed the government’s move to replace the outdated system for aged care payments, which continues to cause major challenges for providers.
The aged care industry’s technology body is commissioning the development of a “technology roadmap” to identify providers’ ICT requirements as the sector is further reformed under the proposals outlined in the Aged Care Roadmap.
The Aged Care Industry IT Company is pressing ahead with the department on improving business to government processes in collaboration with vendors, and is working on a sector-wide and cross-sector technology strategy in conjunction with disability counterparts, it writes in this update.
Continuing its regular column in Technology Review in the year ahead, the Aged Care Industry IT Company writes it will focus on influencing, informing and ensuring technology is at the forefront of consideration.
A medium-sized NSW home care provider that transformed compliance and quality through IT is among the winners of this year’s Information Technology in Aged Care awards, Natasha Egan reports from the event.
The aged care sector has transitioned from a very low technology base at the turn of the century to mainstream acknowledgement about the need to electrify and integrate business and clinical systems, but there is still a way to go, says the organiser of the industry’s annual IT conference.