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Posts in the 'Insights' category

Paper vs electronic: Why aged care providers are making the switch to software

| 11 May 2017

The use of technology in aged care is now commonplace. Providers rely on automated beds and chairs to lift residents, companion robots in the form of beloved pets are given to people with dementia, and software systems are utilised to document clinical and medication information. In part one of our two part special, we look at the benefits of replacing paper based care processes with an effective electronic solution in residential aged care.

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From funding to digital health: How providers can adapt to a changing sector

| 13 Oct 2016

The aged and community care sector is evolving rapidly, with government funding changes and staff shortages leading to an increase in provider restructures, mergers and consolidations. In part two of our special on aged and community care sector changes, we look at some of the ways providers can maximise their funding levels and retain an engaged workforce to meet the demands of an ageing population.

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How boosting employee engagement can reduce staff turnover

| 04 Aug 2016

Staff retention and recruitment have long been priorities for aged care organisations, with estimates of a 25 per cent annual turnover across the aged care sector; well above the national average. Providers must be proactive in addressing the factors that impact workforce retention and recruitment. It is therefore essential that providers find new ways to engage staff and create a positive workplace culture.

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Simplicity in software: Creating workplace efficiencies through modern design

| 30 Mar 2016

The aged care sector is turning to technology to create more efficient processes and deliver better quality care. With worker’s computer literacy levels varying widely across the sector, it is essential that aged care providers seek out technology that has been designed with simplicity in mind. Utilising software that has a strong User Experience (UX) design focus is now a key priority for providers nationally.

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