The use of technology in aged care is now commonplace. Providers rely on automated beds and chairs to lift residents, companion robots in the form of beloved pets are given to people with dementia, and software systems are utilised to document clinical and medication information. In part one of our two part special, we look at the benefits of replacing paper based care processes with an effective electronic solution in residential aged care.Read more >
It doesn’t take very long to realise that our eHealth system is crawling with strange words, surplus capital letters, as well as confusing acronyms and abbreviations that are of very little use to any of us.
The good news is that you’ve come to the right place! To help get you more familiar with the puzzling eHealth language, we’ve put together a handy glossary complete with definitions so you’ll always be in the know.Read more >
When it comes to implementing new technology platforms, it is important for aged care organisations to focus on developing a culture of adoption. Connecting with the influencers, or IT champions, within your organisation to help drive the adoption of new technology, can really make all the difference. Read on to find out how you can identify the IT champions in your organisation.Read more >
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.Read more >
In our ongoing blog series, we’re helping aged care organisations and the people within them overcome some of the challenges associated with the implementation of new technology. In this post, we take a closer look at seven Cs of planning for implementation.Read more >
Taking advantage of technology-based solutions offers countless benefits for aged care organisations in terms of efficiency, productivity and quality of care. However, if we focus too heavily on measurable benefits and financial drivers of technology in aged care, we’re at risk of discounting the intrinsic value that innovative systems can also offer to those working within the aged care sector.
In this post, we’ve compiled five of the hidden benefits technology, and highlighted how these can bring immense value to your aged care organisation and the people working within it.Read more >
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.Read more >
In 2008, management at Maroba Lodge realised that the organisation’s existing electronic resident management software would no longer support the changes that had been made to government funding and expenditure. Maroba Lodge has since switched to a technology-based management system that has provided care staff with quick and easy access to clinical information, which has resulted in improved health outcomes for all residents.Read more >
The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus provides care to 1500 residents who, on average, take nine medications per day. This equates to 4,927,500 medications administered annually. Managing this volume using a manual, paper-based process was tedious and risky, with reduced visibility across medication management practices as well as increased risk of non-compliance. Find out how The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus leveraged technology advancements to overcome these challenges.Read more >
Since July last year, over 85,000 Australians have registered for their own personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR). As the uptake of the PCEHR system gains momentum, we’ve created a simple checklist to help aged care providers prepare.Read more >
Twilight Aged Care’s goals when enlisting the help of iCareHealth was to manage critical resident data from initial enquiry to entry into care, as well as key financial information. iCareHealth’s Clinical, Care and Medication Management software, combined with Epicor Senior Living Solution has enabled Twilight Aged Care to create a series of administrative tools to easily manage and control resident care, drive greater efficiencies throughout the organisation, while giving staff more time to dedicate to resident care.Read more >