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.
The trial of a new approach to supporting people with chronic disease will encourage GPs to offer telehealth services, a member of the digital health agency says.
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.
Seniors see many positives in the use of artificial intelligence in health and care services, according to a new survey of attitudes towards the future of technology in healthcare.
The Australian Medical Association has called on the Commonwealth Government to urgently improve access to fast and reliable internet in rural, regional and remote Australia.
Big data and wearables top the technologies set to transform aged care and all providers should be investing in innovation in this space, according to an aged care executive.
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.
A national telemonitoring initiative has the potential to save up to $3 billion a year through reduced hospital services and GP visits, according to CSIRO’s large-scale telehealth trial.
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.
Making telehealth so easy-to-use that it requires no training, is business as usual in institutions, and a diagnostic tool separate from health provision, are among approaches needed to ramp up the availability of telehealth, a recent health event has heard.
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Suncare Community Services ICT manager Priscilla Jones tells Technology Review about the challenges and opportunities they are facing.
Allied health solutions using medical-grade sensor technology to support rehabilitation, falls reduction and safe manual handling were among cutting-edge health technology demonstrated at a recent digital health event.
Wearable devices are driving a revolution in the medical space but the key is accurate data, which means medical grade devices, a digital health conference has heard.