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New survey aims to gather info on clinical software and systems in aged care

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The Aged Care Industry Technology Council (ACIITC) has initiated a range of activities to address the need for digital care standards in the sector, including a new survey.

The survey is intended to inform the ACIITC on what constitutes the scope of a clinical system in residential aged care and the possible benefits of aligning these systems to standards.

The ACIITC sees this as a critical first step within a larger body of work promoting and detailing the requirements for a standardised approach to the development, interoperability, and deployment of care software within the sector.

Who should complete this survey?

The target audience for the survey is residential aged care facilities, specifically the person overseeing the implantation of clinical software systems.

If your organisation does not offer residential aged care services, other opportunities for other service types may be available in the future.

How will the findings be used?

The outcome of this survey, along with the findings from focus groups involving national survey providers, general practitioners, and technology experts will be incorporated into an industry report for the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Approach to ethics?

The ACIITC undertakes its research based on recognised human research ethics principles, in particular, that participation in its research is a) informed b) voluntary and c) findings relating to individuals are de-identified and confidential.

This survey design acknowledges the principles enshrined in the Australian Code of Responsible Code of Research 2018.

These acknowledge the need for an “honest, ethical and conscientious research culture”.

Consent

Your participation in this research is voluntary, and you may decline to participate without risk.

While it is useful to complete in your responses to the survey, you are free to withdraw from the study at any time.

The survey will take between 10 to 20 minutes to complete and no risks are anticipated from participating in the survey.

No reports or publications drawing upon this survey will include information that could be used to identify who completed or who did not complete the survey, only aggregated data will be included in the final report to the Australian Digital Health Agency.

The survey will close Wednesday May 25, 2022 at 3 pm AEST.

To take part in the survey, click here.

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