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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Five hidden benefits of technology for aged care organisations

| 05 Jul 2013

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.

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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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Maroba Lodge: reaping rewards from a technology-based system

| 30 Jun 2013

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.

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The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus embraces technology, reduces operational risks

| 28 Jun 2013

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.

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Twilight Aged Care drives efficiencies with iCareHealth Clinical, Care and Medication Management

| 02 Apr 2013

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.

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Christadelphian Aged Care reduces care plan administration with iCareHealth

| 01 Jan 2013

Care staff at Christadelphian Aged Care have discovered that with iCareHealth, care plan administration doesn’t need to be a long and tedious task. Christadelphian Aged Care staff now complete clear, concise care plans in just one hour, compared to the three hours it would take prior to implementing iCareHealth’s Clinical and Care Management software.

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UnitingCare Ageing completes largest implementation of an electronic clinical system

| 01 Jan 2013

With the help of iCareHealth, UnitingCare Ageing successfully completed the largest the software implementation ever taken by an Australian aged care provider, both on time and on budget. The complete clinical and care management solution has allowed UnitingCare Ageing to centralise information across the organisation,  while providing care staff with more time to provide resident-centric care.

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