Aged care’s technology peak body is calling on aged and community care services to complete a new survey about their innovative use of technology to inform a national research project.

The Department of Health and the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC) sent the CARE IT Survey to all registered Commonwealth-funded aged and community care providers on Wednesday.

The survey is part of the ACIITC’s Commonwealth-funded Capabilities in Aged and Community Care Readiness an Evaluation of Innovation and Technology (CARE-IT) project, which was announced last month (read more here).

The project aims to highlight the overall level of technology use in organisations, gaps, restrictions and limitations, and opportunities for innovation.

The results of the survey will inform the project’s final report due at the end of June 2020.

ACIITC chair Dr George Margelis called on all providers to complete the survey.

Dr George Margelis

“The CARE-IT Project provides an important opportunity for industry stakeholders to be involved in this landmark study.

“We encourage all service providers to participate in this in-depth survey”, Dr Margelis said.

“The outcomes of this project will inform future strategic directions of the care industry.”

The ACIITC is launching another survey soon for vendors.

The project, which began on 23 March, is focusing on:

  • business and administrative systems
  • reporting and online access to government
  • surveillance and monitoring technologies
  • telehealth
  • safety in the home via smart home applications.

Participants of the CARE IT Survey are eligible to enter the draw for two complimentary full registration passes to ITAC 2021.

Information on how to enter the draw is at the end of the survey.

The CARE IT Survey closes on 5 June. Access it here.

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