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Posts in the 'News and Trends' category

Why collaboration in aged care is essential for future success

| 02 Dec 2013

Throughout the month of October, our team travelled to all states in Australia to host the iCareHealth User Groups. The uptake was overwhelming, with more than 200 clients gathering to collaborate at this year’s user groups.

We believe there is a great opportunity for the aged care sector, industry and government to collaborate in order achieve a deeper understanding of the sector’s needs, articulate those requirements, and importantly, prepare to adapt to the changes that will redefine the aged care landscape.

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ACSA 2013: Working together to care for an ‘experienced’ community

| 28 Nov 2013

Speaking at the Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) National Conference in Melbourne earlier this month, former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett delivered a convincing argument on how the industry must unite in preparing to support a growing “experienced” population. Here, we report on some of the key insights that were covered on this topic.

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Building the case for electronic medication management

| 20 Oct 2013

Improving the management of medicines within aged care is a national safety and quality priority. Beyond the obvious risks associated with non-compliance, medication-related errors have the potential to increase the risks to patient safety and at worst, contribute to more serious consequences. The good news is, the majority of medication errors are preventable.

In this post, we explore the ways electronic medication management is helping to support pharmacists to prescribe accurately, care and nursing staff to administer correctly, and ensure residents takes medications safely.

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Are we ready to support our growing ageing population?

| 11 Oct 2013

According to the latest study, the world is ageing so fast that many countries are not prepared for the significant impact of the demographic changes.

While there is no single solution that can solve all the challenges that we’re facing as a country, we expect advances in technology to be the key enabler in helping to identify and meet the needs of a population that is ageing faster than ever before.

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Minister for Health’s announcements on eHealth from HIC2013

| 19 Jul 2013

Patients will soon be able to have pathology and diagnostic imaging results added to their eHealth records, while an additional $10 million investment will allow advance care plans to be added to the PCEHR. These were two of the key announcements presented by Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek at this week’s Health Informatics Conference. Read more details about the announcements as well the key excerpt’s from the Minister’s presentation here.

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How the power of technology can revolutionise aged care

| 01 Jul 2013

A perfect storm is on the horizon. An ageing population, driven by the baby boomer generation – the 5.5 million people born between 1946 and 1965 – is about to put unprecedented pressures on Australia’s already overburdened health and aged care system.

There is a clear imperative to drive the uptake of technology in the health and aged care sector to ensure care providers can effectively manage spiralling financial costs, increasingly limited resources and other market challenges of the future.

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