Providers are invited to join discussions about the future of technology in the aged care sector.

The Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council is hosting three roundtables to engage specific pillars of the sector.

The roundtable focus areas are:

  • technology-specific considerations
  • service model and workforce reform
  • financial considerations, including return on investment and research and development.

Technology-specific considerations

The technology-specific considerations roundtable will be co-chaired by Maria Paz and Daniel Pettman. Ms Paz is the chief information officer at VMCH in Melbourne with 20-plus years’ experience leading technology change across various sectors, most recently, the aged care and disability sectors.

Mr Pettman is chief digital information officer at BaptistCare. He has spent two decades in the information technology sector working across numerous industries including retail, government, education, health and aged care.

Service model and workforce reform

The service model and workforce reform roundtable will be chaired by Sue Cooke. Ms Cooke is executive director at Anglicare Southern Queensland. She is also a registered nurse, an educator, operational manager and a community services leader.  

Financial considerations

The financial considerations roundtable is chaired by former Feros Care CEO Jennene Buckley. Ms Buckley is director of Enkindle Consulting, an organisation that aims to support government, aged care peak bodies and providers through the next five years of reform with the goal of creating a world-class aged system.

“I encourage you to submit your expression of interest to the national roundtables to have your chance to contribute to the debate and discuss important reform issues for the aged and community care sectors,” said ACIITC chair Dr George Margelis.

The ACIITC was established in 2007 as a collaboration between Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia, with the intent of promoting evidence-based benefits of incorporating innovation and technology into the aged care sector.  

Submit an expression of interest here.

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