How our national eHealth system will benefit the aged care sector – Part 1

| 29 Aug 2013

iCareHealth, along with the National eHealth Transition Authority have supported three leading aged care organisations through the process of implementing software that will allow their facilities to link and use Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR).

Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare are now some of the first organisations from the aged care sector to start interacting with our national eHealth system. In our ongoing series, we will be sharing key insights from their journeys, in order to help you to make the case for eHealth in your own organisation. In the first part of this interview series, Donwood Community Aged Care answers the question, in what ways will the eHealth system benefit your organisation?

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iCareHealth aged care software leading the way in eHealth

| 28 Aug 2013

iCareHealth has played a key role on the National E-Health Transition Authority’s (NEHTA) aged care software panel, by providing aged care organisations with the necessary software to start using the eHealth system. We’re delighted to have received confirmation that we’re the first vendor from the panel to have successfully uploaded an event summary to the national eHealth system.

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Choose the right software for aged care: assessing your current situation

| 05 Aug 2013

The truth is, its very challenging to determine whether a specific technology or software solution is the right one without first gathering the evidence to assess your organisation’s specific situation. Once your have a clear understanding of what you’re hoping to achieve, and the requirements you will require to get you there, you will be better positioned to choose the right software for your aged care organisation.

In this post, we walk you through the steps to take when assessing your situation – from conducting a technology audit and identifying your pain points, to defining your goals and essential functional requirements.

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Essential eHealth information for aged care providers

| 28 Jul 2013

The introduction and increasing uptake of eHealth records in Australia presents exciting benefits for aged care providers, along with the wider healthcare network.  Faster, easier access to health information, greater efficiencies, reduced risks, enhanced continuity of care and better outcomes for residents, patients and client, to name a few.

However, when it comes to eHealth, it is hard to know just where to start. In this post, we start at the very beginning by looking at what eHealth is and what it will mean for the future of aged care. We’ve also included other essential eHealth information that every aged care provider needs to be aware of.

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HPI-I vs. HPI-O: Understanding the puzzling eHealth language

| 28 Jul 2013

It doesn’t take very long to realise that our eHealth system is crawling with strange words, surplus capital letters, as well as confusing acronyms and abbreviations that are of very little use to any of us.

The good news is that you’ve come to the right place! To help get you more familiar with the puzzling eHealth language, we’ve put together a handy glossary complete with definitions so you’ll always be in the know.

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How to identify and engage your internal IT champions

| 23 Jul 2013

When it comes to implementing new technology platforms, it is important for aged care organisations to focus on developing a culture of adoption. Connecting with the influencers, or IT champions, within your organisation to help drive the adoption of new technology, can really make all the difference. Read on to find out how you can identify the IT champions in your organisation.

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Minister for Health’s announcements on eHealth from HIC2013

| 19 Jul 2013

Patients will soon be able to have pathology and diagnostic imaging results added to their eHealth records, while an additional $10 million investment will allow advance care plans to be added to the PCEHR. These were two of the key announcements presented by Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek at this week’s Health Informatics Conference. Read more details about the announcements as well the key excerpt’s from the Minister’s presentation here.

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