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.
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.
Nurses must play a leading role in all aspects of digital healthcare to ensure technology is used for the benefit of the care recipient, professional bodies say.
A majority of Australian seniors are using digital devices to manage their health, signalling a critical role for consumer-focused technologies in aged care, new report finds.
Using digital technology to enable and empower informal carers is a priority of the digital health agency and its forthcoming national strategy, says the agency’s CEO Tim Kelsey.
Support for home care providers to prioritise innovation; update on digital health strategy; understanding the future of work.
As digital health services become mainstream there are opportunities to improve care and support for culturally and linguistically diverse seniors, but low levels of digital and health literacy mean they risk missing out, a provider says.
International talent Tim Kelsey to steer Australia’s digital health; and former Amana Living CEO Ray Glickman joins international consultancy.
Aged care and ageing will be a major focus of the recently launched multi-disciplinary digital health research centre at Flinders University, its directors tell Australian Ageing Agenda.
The upcoming Digital Health Show conference features world experts on the impact of digital health applications and the innovative approaches to health, the treatment of chronic disease and aged care, and Technology Review has free tickets to give away.
A clinical study investigating the effectiveness of Australian-developed smartphone medical applications for diagnosing and managing respiratory disease has been extended to adults following positive results with child patients.
AUDIO: Improved quality and access to care for consumers and increased productivity for clinicians, are among the positive impact digital health is already having on home care in Canada.
Tech-savvy seniors are on the increase and while health providers are starting to respond to consumer expectations there is still a long way to go, a survey has found.