Unlocking data is key to aged care accountability, writes Nick Lambrou.
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There is currently no accurate way of estimating demand for home care in Australia and this has created huge gaps in what we know about the impact of the aged care reforms sweeping the industry, an issues paper says.
Establishing a code of practice, pay and conditions, and better recognising personal care workers are among the issues that sector stakeholders have raised with workforce taskforce, says chair John Pollaers.
An experienced aged care lawyer is warning service providers of their legal risk ahead of incoming changes to privacy legislation.
The Department of Health has told a Senate estimates hearing last week it intends to release the second round of home care package data in mid-November.
The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has launched a resource to facilitate greater public access to key statistics on aged care.
Victoria’s Southern Metro region has the most aged care recipients from a non-English speaking background, while the Kimberley and Katherine regions have the fewest, a new web report from the AIHW released this week shows.
A new national population database provides free public access to information about Australia’s ageing population.
Small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations can access the latest voice and data technology, including networking, IT, and cloud-based software with the help of a new product launched by Church Resources.
Information officers and executives from the aged care and disability sectors will learn how to make the most of their organisation’s health data in an upcoming health ICT event.
APPLICATION: Data in its raw form is meaningless to most, but turn it into a graph or put it on a map and suddenly its message is clear, reports Technology Review.
Not-for-profit providers are no better at meeting accreditation standards than for-profit providers and ownership type has “no discernible” impact on passing accreditation, the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has said.
Recent legislation has put the onus on aged care providers to review their privacy management procedures and ensure the client data they keep is secure, writes Stephen Cavey.