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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.