KinCare appoints Brian Bissaker CEO as Jason Howie steps down; IRT Group appoints new chairman; Chris Guille announced as chair of National Seniors; architects BLP appoint aged care head.
Cutting edge and technology-focused home care provider KinCare has won an Excellence in Disruption award for its innovative and agile response to embracing change in the aged care industry.
Technology and new approaches to the design and operation of healthcare to deliver services more effectively and efficiently is the theme of this year’s Australian Healthcare Week event, which for the first time includes a full day focused on aged care.
In this wrap: Suzanne Schultz appointed KinCare’s ACT manager; Alison Quinn appointed RLC president; Jan Horsnell to retire after decade at SCCV.
Government reforms to be introduced from February 2017 in the home care sector will create a larger scale disruption than the impact of ridesharing application Uber on the taxi industry, a sector leader has told a Sydney conference.
Operators have to adapt their business models quickly to meet the next round of reform in community care but the changes will not automatically mean less red tape for providers or more choice for consumers, especially in a rationed system, providers say.
SHOPFRONT: Telstra health has launched an e-health solution that includes a self-service portal and telehealth monitoring platform for clients.
Many aged care providers are not ready for the full rollout of consumer directed care from 1 July and in reality some will continue to deliver care under the current system beyond the official deadline, a forum on CDC has heard.
Aged care stakeholders are agreed on the need to push ahead with the next stage of aged care reform and have ramped up talks through the National Aged Care Alliance.
Six months after the Quality Agency assumed responsibility for quality in community care and some in the sector are still seeking proof it won’t simply impose a residential-based framework, while the agency says it acknowledges community care is different.
Aged care organisations are considering their options as they navigate the new operational landscape. For almost all this will mean huge structural and operational change. Here two providers tell Natasha Egan about the different paths they took.
A shift across all parts of the health and social services system is needed so services begin with the patient or client in their home rather than with the institution, KinCare CEO Jason Howie will tell the Health-e-Nation Leadership Summit.
The latest addition to the KinCare group is official with Stanhope Healthcare Services taking on the family name.