Remodeling Aged Take care of the Future

This publish is authored by visitor contributor Professor Vishaal Kishore, the Govt Chair of the Cisco-RMIT Well being Transformation Lab

The current report of the Australian Royal Fee into Aged Care High quality and Security tells us two crucial issues. First – one thing systemic is happening in aged care: the weather of the system are usually not working collectively to provide optimum outcomes. Second – the problem is one among respect: our system will not be treating people the best way that they must be handled.

Our problem is to discover a option to make the Australian aged care system concurrently extra related, and extra compassionate. And that is the place expertise has a vital function to play – however the function is a posh one. Completed proper, expertise might be core to creating our system extra respectful. Completed poorly, expertise can merely contribute to creating a disrespectful system extra environment friendly at being disrespectful.

On the Well being Transformation Lab, we – together with Cisco – got down to discover the profound function that expertise can play in reorienting our aged care methods round connection and respect. However these of us who work in innovation within the care financial system know that phrases are usually not sufficient – so we set out not simply to jot down about why expertise can remodel aged care, but additionally to display how. The tip result’s one thing of which all of us are deeply proud – in a number of quick months RMIT and Cisco had been in a position to display how expertise might be used to enhance the expertise of individuals in aged care and likewise unlock a lot wanted time for employees to deal with their core function: delivering care.

Maybe most excitingly, these applied sciences all exist proper now – our process is simply to rearrange them and deploy them in new and thrilling methods.

Within the coming months, the Well being Transformation Lab is trying to work with business companions, suppliers and others taken with doing one thing significant to enhance the lives of individuals receiving aged care companies in a mess of settings. Based mostly on our preliminary demonstrations I’m assured that authorities and the sector broadly will begin to perceive that expertise will not be one thing to be balanced towards ‘human-to-human’ care, however reasonably the very factor that allows it.

To be taught extra about how the collaboration with Cisco combines analysis and expertise to deal with key suggestions,  learn our report on Remodeling Aged Care.


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