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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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Choose the right software for aged care: assessing your current situation

| 05 Aug 2013

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.

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How to identify and engage your internal IT champions

| 23 Jul 2013

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.

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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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