The aged care industry’s technology peak has launched a peer mentoring initiative to help build capacity and a technology-enabled aged care sector.
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Aged care, doctors and pharmacists groups are calling for seamless digital integration between aged care and health records.
Fax machines are still used widely in aged care, challenging a new push from government to replace them with electronic messaging in the broader health sector.
The team behind the aged care sector’s technology conference is looking for new talent from all areas of the sector with an interest in technology to help design the program of this year’s event.
A medium-sized NSW home care provider that transformed compliance and quality through IT is among the winners of this year’s Information Technology in Aged Care awards, Natasha Egan reports from the event.
The aged care sector has transitioned from a very low technology base at the turn of the century to mainstream acknowledgement about the need to electrify and integrate business and clinical systems, but there is still a way to go, says the organiser of the industry’s annual IT conference.
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.
AUDIO: Industry IT council representative Rod Young has called for the sector to campaign for a single eHealth and aged care record at the council’s annual conference underway in Hobart.
Key sector spokespeople are speaking up. They are not happy with the recently announced changes to ACFI and hint at a soon-to-be launched media campaign to tackle the funding issue.
The Benevolent Society’s head of ageing, Barbara Squires and ACAA chief, Rod Young will join the NSW & ACT operator, IRT in a move that aims power up the organisation’s growing research and advocacy role.
Aged care reform getting up in this year’s budget is far from a sure thing, ACAA’s CEO has warned. The uncomfortable reality is that aged care’s once-in-a-generation reform package is in a competition for funding that will go right to the line.
The Australian Greens has urged the sector to keep pressuring the federal government for reform because, in the current political and economic climate, anything is possible.
The Business Council of Australia is calling for urgent bipartisan support to ensure the Productivity Commission’s aged care reform recommendations are realised quickly.
Bupa Care Services is yet to be convinced of the need for fundamental reform of Australia’s aged care system.