Debate: Apps versus server-based software

AUDIO: Aged care stakeholders debated whether apps would replace the need for server-based software systems at the recent Make HASTE Expo and afterwards each team outlined their argument.


Caption: (left to right in first image) Tony Chadwick, Andrew Longhorn, Gavin Tomlins, David Bartlett (MC), Dean Bird, Mike Hutton-Squire, Priscilla Jones

AUDIO: Late in the afternoon at a recent IT in aged care conference, members of the audience sat on the edges of their seats for the hotly anticipated great debate on whether apps would replace the need for server-based software systems in aged care.

The light-hearted debate which drew laughter and applause in equal amounts took place at Make HASTE (Health and Age Services Technology Ecosystem) Expo, an initiative of the region’s Aged Care Workforce Innovation Network (WIN), last Monday on the Sunshine Coast.

While all speakers agreed that apps and mobile computing were firmly in aged care’s future, event MC and debate adjudicator David Bartlett said based on audience applause the negative side took the honours.

After the debate, AAA’s Natasha Egan spoke to Gavin Tomlins and Mike Hutton-Squire who each gave a summary of their team’s argument:


Affirmative team:

  • Gavin Tomlins (captain), CIO Sundale
  • Tony Chadwick, co-founder Rype
  • Andrew Longhorn, CIO, iApps

Negative team:

  • Priscilla Jones (captain), CIO, Suncare
  • Dean Bird, senior engineer, Secure Access
  • Mike Hutton-Squire, integration and innovation manager, Remedy Health Care

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