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Simplicity in software: Creating workplace efficiencies through modern design

| 30 Mar 2016

The aged care sector is turning to technology to create more efficient processes and deliver better quality care. With worker’s computer literacy levels varying widely across the sector, it is essential that aged care providers seek out technology that has been designed with simplicity in mind. Utilising software that has a strong User Experience (UX) design focus is now a key priority for providers nationally.

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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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Budget implications and beyond

| 06 Jul 2014

Deloitte and iCareHealth held their second round-table lunch last month with senior executives from a range of aged care providers. The discussion, led by Tapan Parekh, Deloitte’s National Leader for Senior Living, focused on current developments in the sector. Here we summarise some key themes from the discussion.

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CDC: Key considerations for home care providers

| 19 Dec 2013

One of the most significant developments to come out of the Australian Government’s 10-year plan for aged care reforms has been the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC). In summary, CDC gives consumers greater control and flexibility over their own lives by allowing them to make choices about the types of care and services they receive.

While, CDC represents a progressive step forward in empowering the consumer, the detail of exactly how the program will operate in a practical sense also represents a fundamental change for many home care providers. Here, we explore some of those key considerations.

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