Australia is “data rich but information poor” about what’s really going on in residential aged care, according to an aged care researcher.
A new fund to help providers integrate technology into aged care services is among initiatives proposed in a sector technology plan launched by Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt.
Residential aged care facilities could be a key beneficiary of Australia’s new e-health system, so why aren’t more engaging?
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.
An electronic health records system is a strong indicator of whether an aged care facility will pass or fail accreditation, an upcoming e-health conference will hear.
The report from the Pathfinder project will soon inform aged care providers about the use of personally-controlled eHealth records. The sector is on track to help clients use eHealth records as soon as they are functional.
The National E-Health Transition Authority has announced the five members of the aged care industry software vendors panel that will drive eHealth uptake across the sector.
Residential aged care facilities in the Hunter region of NSW are being “empowered” by cloud-based virtual clinical decision support software, provided by their Medicare Local.
A new report combines the expertise of 39 leading health executives, into a general guide on how to run a successful and sustainable eHealth project.
Electronic health records are expected to support multidisciplinary healthcare, but allied health professionals say they have to cover the cost of the transition themselves.
A news study supports the argument that electronic prescribing from the medication chart in aged care would significantly reduce medication risks and deliver improved health outcomes for aged care residents.
The fog surrounding exactly how eHealth records will be implemented has lifted somewhat, with the government offering funding for aged care software vendors to modify their products to comply with the new system.
Offering high quality psychological help online just makes sense, according to Professor Nick Titov and beyondblue. Part of the reason is it empowers people to help themselves.
Technology will play such an important role in the market-orientated aged care system of the future that providers could be forced to upgrade or come second.