Even before the Aged Care sector was turned on its head by a pandemic that disproportionately impacts the elderly, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal Commission had already outlined a set of directives around the need for innovative aged care IT solutions and technology, to sustainably provide high quality care, in the face of an ageing population with complex needs.
Recent events, however, have made it clear that innovation doesn’t just drive efficiencies and cost-effectiveness, but rather provides older people in Australia the ability to stay connected to our modern world, in an age-friendly, safe and social environment that supports independence and prevents isolation.
Because of this, the industry now faces unprecedented change, to update business models and aged care technology to meet the expectations of future generations. Having a trusted, agile, and mature IT Managed Services partner to guide and work with your teams throughout this transformative period, has never been more critical.
Aged care technology resources to keep you up to date
Australia’s home-based and community healthcare sector has been under pressure for some time, with both not-for-profit and privately operated providers challenged by the need to provide high levels of care, while keeping costs low, and relying upon limited sources of funding.
In recent years, however, the Healthcare sector has been presented with some new and evolved challenges, as well as some very exciting opportunities around aged care technology. Here are some resources to help you understand what these changes mean from a technology perspective.
Aged care and COVID-19: a special report
The Royal Commission has released a report on October 1st addressing the impact of COVID-19 on aged care in Australia. This is a precursor to the final report that will be released early next year.
Innovation in aged care: The Australian Medical Association
The AMA has released its latest Position Statement on Aged Care and says Australia must get innovative in providing sustainable high-quality care for its ageing population.