Message from the CEO: The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released last week highlighted a need for digital advancement as part of the overall transformation of the aged care system.
Aged care has long been on our digital health agenda and I’m pleased to announce today we are going to be collaborating with the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC) to work together and leverage the progress we have made in digital health, sharing what we have learnt for the benefit of the aged care sector.
We believe aged care is entering the same journey taken by healthcare for over 20 years. While we are still facing challenges, there are many practical ways digital health successes, learnings and innovation can be applied to the aged care system. Working with ACIITC, which is led by Dr George Margelis, we will engage Fellows and Members in specialist areas including workforce development, data use, standards and interoperability.
Look out for updates and notice of our first online information session. You can download the media release here.
Dr Louise Schaper FAIDH CHIA