The federal government will fund assistance for people to update their electronic health records with details of how they'd like to be cared for in their older years.
The Health Minister Tanya Plibersek says the Budget continues the Governments "strong investment in frontline health services and delivers savings".
Health and aged care organisations and the government should combine to develop skills and pathways to attract, retain and retrain workers in the second stage of their lives, writes Get Healthcare Direct CEO David Norris.
As Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency (ACSAA), Mark Brandon is acutely aware of the potential benefits and pitfalls information technology has for businesses large and small.
Never before have national health systems had a better opportunity to enhance their operations to be more efficient and more accessible writes Dr MeDhi Khaled Oracle’s Vice President Healthcare and Life Sciences Asia Pacific and Japan.
More and more of our older community members will have chronic conditions, and need services that will assist them to manage and live well with these conditions at home, writes Benetas CEO Sandra Hills.
Acute care hospitals must urgently develop better responses for dementia patients that incorporate better diagnosis, more appropriate treatments and improved patient management as well as more aware and capable staff, says one carer.
Hospital, health and aged care facilities must do whatever it takes to realise better, cheaper, more efficient energy use, writes Schneider Electric VP Michael Sullivan.