April 17, 2024


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Transforming Aged Care for the Future

Transforming Aged Care for the Future

This post is authored by visitor contributor Professor Vishaal Kishore, the Executive Chair of the Cisco-RMIT Well being Transformation Lab

The latest report of the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Treatment Excellent and Security tells us two essential points. First – some thing systemic is going on in aged care: the factors of the process are not doing the job collectively to produce ideal results. Next – the challenge is 1 of regard: our method is not managing folks the way that they should to be handled.

Our problem is to obtain a way to make the Australian aged treatment system at the same time additional related, and much more compassionate. And this is exactly where know-how has a very important part to enjoy – but the purpose is a complicated just one. Performed appropriate, technologies can be core to building our procedure a lot more respectful. Completed poorly, technologies can just add to producing a disrespectful procedure extra successful at becoming disrespectful.

At the Wellness Transformation Lab, we – along with Cisco – set out to examine the profound purpose that technology can participate in in reorienting our aged treatment devices all-around relationship and respect. But those of us who get the job done in innovation in the treatment economic climate know that terms are not sufficient – so we set out not just to compose about why know-how can transform aged care, but also to reveal how. The finish consequence is a little something of which we all are deeply very pleased – in a couple of limited months RMIT and Cisco experienced been equipped to exhibit how technologies could be made use of to strengthen the expertise of men and women in aged care and also free of charge up a great deal required time for staff members to focus on their main function: offering care.

Possibly most excitingly, these technologies all exist proper now – our task is just to arrange them and deploy them in new and exciting techniques.

In the coming months, the Health and fitness Transformation Lab is wanting to function with business associates, suppliers and others intrigued in undertaking a thing meaningful to strengthen the life of persons receiving aged care services in a multitude of settings. Dependent on our initial demonstrations I am self-confident that govt and the sector broadly will start off to have an understanding of that engineering is not some thing to be well balanced against ‘human-to-human’ treatment, but rather the incredibly detail that permits it.

To study more about how the collaboration with Cisco combines research and engineering to deal with crucial recommendations, read our report on Reworking Aged Care.