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Aged care and the internet: Why digital inclusion is the next trend in positive ageing

| 26 Nov 2015

Aged care providers are recognising the benefits of engaging older Australians through the internet. This can come in the form of marketing their organisation online, through to offering free Wi-Fi access or basic computer lessons. It is important that providers understand the value of this commodity in differentiating their business from their competitors.

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2015 LASA National Congress wrap-up – Part 2

| 22 Oct 2015

Co-design and future proofing were the key themes of the 2015 LASA National Congress in Melbourne last week. iCareHealth joined around 1000 attendees to witness presentations and panel discussions on topics such as sector reform, the introduction of national quality indicators, and the My Aged Care gateway. In part two of our wrap-up of the event, we highlight some of the key messages that can help aged care providers strengthen their organisation

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2015 LASA National Congress wrap-up – Part 1

| 22 Oct 2015

Co-design and future proofing were the key themes of the 2015 LASA National Congress in Melbourne last week. iCareHealth joined around 1000 attendees to witness presentations and panel discussions on topics such as sector reform, the introduction of national quality indicators, and the My Aged Care gateway. Here we provide a wrap-up of the event and highlight key messages that can help aged care providers strengthen their organisation.

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SLIDESHOW: What your organisation needs to know about medication management

| 15 Oct 2015

Residential aged care facilities are now administering an average of 9.75 medications per resident – an increase from an average of 7 to 8 only two years ago. Following this trend, it is essential that providers put in place a comprehensive electronic medication management system to reduce the increasing risk of medication-related adverse events. We’ve put together a slideshow to explain the significance of electronic medication management and how it can benefit aged care providers.

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eHealth update: What’s next for the PCEHR system

| 01 Oct 2015

Since its inception in 2012, 2.3 million individuals and nearly 8000 healthcare providers have registered for the Federal Government’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) eHealth system. As one of the few software vendors to connect to the PCEHR, iCareHealth Managing Director, Chris Gray, was invited to attend the recent Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) forum on the future of eHealth in Australia. In this blog, Chris provides an update on the government’s plans for eHealth and what it means for aged care providers.

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