The truth is, its very challenging to determine whether a specific technology or software solution is the right one without first gathering the evidence to assess your organisation’s specific situation. Once your have a clear understanding of what you’re hoping to achieve, and the requirements you will require to get you there, you will be better positioned to choose the right software for your aged care organisation.
In this post, we walk you through the steps to take when assessing your situation – from conducting a technology audit and identifying your pain points, to defining your goals and essential functional requirements.
The introduction and increasing uptake of eHealth records in Australia presents exciting benefits for aged care providers, along with the wider healthcare network. Faster, easier access to health information, greater efficiencies, reduced risks, enhanced continuity of care and better outcomes for residents, patients and client, to name a few.
However, when it comes to eHealth, it is hard to know just where to start. In this post, we start at the very beginning by looking at what eHealth is and what it will mean for the future of aged care. We’ve also included other essential eHealth information that every aged care provider needs to be aware of.
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.