Under a new four-year plan, the Tasmanian Government is set to trial a new centralised and electronic medical record system and a patient record viewer that connects public and private care providers. Virtual technology, including telehealth, will also be upgraded so more patients can receive care in their home or community.
A new survey by the Aged Care Industry Technology Council is intended to inform on what constitutes the scope of a clinical system in aged care and the possible benefits of aligning these systems to standards.
With life becoming more and more dependent upon digitised systems as each year passes, there is much work to be done in securing both personal and nation-wide digital infrastructure. BIANCA ROBERTS looks at what is being done to keep our systems safe.
The lack of coordination of care for residents in aged care facilities and other sectors of the health system has been a long-term problem for the aged care sector and was highlighted last year when 685 Australians in aged care homes died of COVID-related illness.