with the various departments to stay ahead of the changing landscape in the aged care sector,” Mr Loiterton says. “We all understand the complexity of attempting much of this individually and with disparate goals.” He says ACIVA members face a number of challenges in serving their clients, not the least of which is navigating the new government’s departmental structure, and trying to manage continual changes to regulations through policies such as consumer-directed care and Living Longer Living Better. “There continues to be poor communication and interaction with vendors in a timely manner, to allow for
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changes to be made and ‘appropriately’ tested,” he says. “ACIVA will seek to work with the peak bodies and government to ensure these changes are more transparent to vendors at an earlier stage.”
Telstra Health The topic of mobile technology in the home and in residential aged care facilities is on the agenda, as is IT governance risk management, and medications management. Former Victorian minister for aged care, Bronwyn Pike, who is now working with Telstra as a community care lead, will discuss Telstra Health’s ambitious plans in the aged and community care sectors.
Preliminary results from some of the NBN-enabled pilot projects will be revealed, including from the CSIRO’s multi-site national trial of telehealth for the management of chronic disease in the home, and the South Australian telehealth project that is trialling the remote provision of palliative care, aged care and rehabilitation therapies. There will also be a PCEHR session, with Feros Care’s Kate Swanton discussing the justification for and journey with the PCEHR at Feros Care’s facilities. And social media will make an appearance, with Stuart Couchman of Azzurri Communications discussing how social media can be used to improve client and guest experience in aged care.
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