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mecwacare: Planning for a new aged care landscape – Part 1

| 20 Nov 2013

Economic, demographic, social and technological changes are set to redefine the aged care landscape. In response to these industry-wide changes, aged care providers will face greater challenges and pressure than ever before. We sat down with Michele Lewis, Chief Executive of mecwacare, who shared how her organisation is responding to these emerging challenges and developing strategies to overcome them.

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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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Challenges aged care providers face in preparing for eHealth (and tips to overcome them) – Part 2

| 30 Sep 2013

As part of our involvement in the National eHealth Transition Authority’s (NeHTA) aged care software vendor panel, we have collaborated with a group of aged care organisations to implement the software that will allow their facilities to access the national eHealth system.

The journey has inspired us to step back and take a closer look at some of the key challenges faced by these aged care organisations as they prepared to connect their facilities to the eHealth system. In the second part of the post, Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare share more challenges, as well as tips for other aged care providers embarking on the eHealth journey.

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Challenges aged care providers face in preparing for eHealth (and tips to overcome them) – Part 1

| 30 Sep 2013

As part of our involvement in the National eHealth Transition Authority’s (NeHTA) aged care software vendor panel, we have collaborated with a group of aged care organisations to implement the software that will allow their facilities to access the national eHealth system.

The journey has inspired us to step back and take a closer look at some of the key challenges faced by these aged care organisations as they prepared to connect their facilities to the eHealth system. In the first of the posts, Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare each share the challenges, as well as tips for other aged care providers embarking on the eHealth journey.

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How our national eHealth system will benefit the aged care sector – Part 2

| 29 Aug 2013

iCareHealth, along with the National eHealth Transition Authority have supported three leading aged care organisations through the process of implementing software that will allow their facilities to link and use Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records.

Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare are some of the first in the aged care sector to start interacting with our national eHealth system. In our ongoing series, we will be sharing insights from their journeys, in order to help you to make the case for eHealth in your own organisation. In the second part of the interview series, Lynden Aged Care  and mecwacare respond to the question, in what ways will the eHealth system benefit your organisation?

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How our national eHealth system will benefit the aged care sector – Part 1

| 29 Aug 2013

iCareHealth, along with the National eHealth Transition Authority have supported three leading aged care organisations through the process of implementing software that will allow their facilities to link and use Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR).

Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare are now some of the first organisations from the aged care sector to start interacting with our national eHealth system. In our ongoing series, we will be sharing key insights from their journeys, in order to help you to make the case for eHealth in your own organisation. In the first part of this interview series, Donwood Community Aged Care answers the question, in what ways will the eHealth system benefit your organisation?

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iCareHealth aged care software leading the way in eHealth

| 28 Aug 2013

iCareHealth has played a key role on the National E-Health Transition Authority’s (NEHTA) aged care software panel, by providing aged care organisations with the necessary software to start using the eHealth system. We’re delighted to have received confirmation that we’re the first vendor from the panel to have successfully uploaded an event summary to the national eHealth system.

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