Aged Care Information
The concept of the Aged Care IT Vendors Association (ACIVA) was born out of a belief that businesses that provide technological solutions to the Aged Care Industry of Australia needed a voice, separate from other health and IT organisations. Previously this voice had been provided by such organisations as Aged Care Association Australia and Aged & Community Services Australia.
eHealth in Aged Care and the National Privacy Principles
Recently following an extensive applciation process, the Department of Health and Ageing along with the National e-health Traisiton Authority released funds to support "Wave 2" e-health projects and implement the Health Identifier (HI) system and other Persnally Controlled eHealth Record (PCEHR) activities.
What systems need to be reviewed and set up by and aged care organisation to be prepared for the PCeHR?
In order for aged care to embrace the new e-health intiative, organsiations will need to learn from and understand the projects of others who have embarked on an e-health journey.