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.
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Ageing in place at home is giving way to ageing in place anywhere, thanks to the emergence of a new wave of assistive technology and so-called mobile health, says a leading expert.
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.
There are remarkable parallels between aged care and primary healthcare in terms of the issues being faced and the sectors could collaborate more on key areas such as workforce and technology, says Sean Rooney.
The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has announced the second webinar in its series designed to help software developers connect health information systems to the national eHealth record system and Healthcare Identifiers service.
NEHTA is this week hosting its first webinar in a series designed to help software developers connect their health information systems to the national eHealth record system.
Far North Queensland and the Nepean Blue Mountains region of New South Wales will host the opt-out eHealth trials, Minister for Health Sussan Ley has announced.
Aged care providers will not be offered any financial support by government to participate in the forthcoming trials of an opt-out eHealth system, Technology Review can confirm.
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.
As packages have become more competitive and the home care sector booms, aged care providers are looking to technology to enhance their clinical governance and financial sustainability, writes Chris Gray.
Several new and updated tools and resources are available to assist aged care providers and vendors connect into the national eHealth system.
An automated application tool is available to assist aged care providers to register for eHealth functions as part of a new managed service offered online by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).
Aged care organisations need to ensure they are using the agreed national eHealth infrastructure, says the chair of the authority supporting the national uptake of eHealth, who adds that help is available.
Aged care should be a participant in the trials of an opt-out national e-health record system but further investment is needed in the sector, say leaders following the Federal Budget.