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Monthly Archives: October 2013

A sample PCEHR Security and Access Policy for residential aged care

| 30 Oct 2013

In our ongoing series dedicated to eHealth, we’re helping aged care providers in Australia overcome some of the challenges in preparing for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system.

In this post, we cover some of the essential policy requirements that residential aged care providers must consider before using eHealth records within their facilities, and provide a useful sample PCEHR policy template.

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Building the case for electronic medication management

| 20 Oct 2013

Improving the management of medicines within aged care is a national safety and quality priority. Beyond the obvious risks associated with non-compliance, medication-related errors have the potential to increase the risks to patient safety and at worst, contribute to more serious consequences. The good news is, the majority of medication errors are preventable.

In this post, we explore the ways electronic medication management is helping to support pharmacists to prescribe accurately, care and nursing staff to administer correctly, and ensure residents takes medications safely.

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Are we ready to support our growing ageing population?

| 11 Oct 2013

According to the latest study, the world is ageing so fast that many countries are not prepared for the significant impact of the demographic changes.

While there is no single solution that can solve all the challenges that we’re facing as a country, we expect advances in technology to be the key enabler in helping to identify and meet the needs of a population that is ageing faster than ever before.

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ACFI Optimisation: Ensure you receive the right funding entitlements

| 04 Oct 2013

Between 70 and 80 percent of an aged care provider’s revenue is subsidised by the Government, via ACFI. For many aged care providers, this can equate to millions of dollars’ worth of funding each year. It’s essential for all providers to review and optimise their subsidy revenues to ensure they receive the correct amount of funding entitlements.

But how can you ensure that you receive the right ACFI funding entitlements without having to find the extra time, resources and expertise to make it happen? Fortunately, there are a variety of ACFI optimisation tools that help streamline the process.

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