“Nearly 50% of senior Australians are using wearables, mobile apps
and online health management tools every month.”
‘Australian Seniors ride the Digital Care Wave’
Healthily, together with Accenture and Elsevier, hosted the Aged Care Innovation Roundtable Series which brought together more than 70 thought leaders from the aged care and healthcare sectors.
Representing government, peak bodies, consumers, academia, not for profit organisations and the private sector, participants shared their insights into how technology could improve the care experience of an increasingly tech-savvy ageing population. Feedback on key themes from the roundtable have been captured in a report: Consumer Centred Care in the Digital Age – Empowering senior Australians, carers and the aged care workforce.
Thoughts from the Aged Care Innovation Roundtable Series:
“The rapid adoption of technology by seniors brings exciting opportunities for consumer empowerment and workforce efficiencies for the sector.”
George Margelis, Chair
Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council
“There are great opportunities to use innovative technologies and personalised programs to reach and engage with large numbers of senior Australians, especially those impacted by age related illness and isolation – connecting them with support networks, services and communities, helping them to live more independently in places of their choice.”
Lyn Davies, MAICD, Managing Director
“Digital tools or platforms can support providers to improve consumer access to
relevant services, and to tailor and personalise information to support choice and
decision making about their care, and ultimately to take a more active role in
managing their health and wellbeing.”
Dr Mark Simpson
Chief Clinical Information Officer eHealth NSW
Executive Director Clinical Engagement and Patient Safety
“Seniors want to be empowered: they desire choice, independence, digestible information and want to have their care delivered to them with convenience and comfort in mind. Technology represents a huge opportunity to support consumer empowerment.”
Deidre McGill, General Manager – At Home Support
“Providing tailored, accessible and timely digital health information can improve shared decision making and partnerships between health professionals and consumers. It can build health literacy, and support consumers and their loved ones to better prepare and participate more meaningfully in care consultations with their health professionals.”
Kelli Browne, Director Strategy and Partnerships
With roundtable participants expressing an interest in ongoing collaboration and information sharing, themes from the report will now form the basis of a thought leadership webinars series to be held in 2020. The webinars will provide an opportunity to interact, learn and discuss best practice approaches with a broad range of respected health and aged care sector leaders. Further information about the webinar series will be available in the new year.
If you are interested in participating in the webinar series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org