January 29, 2023

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Transforming Aged Care for the Future

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Transforming Aged Care for the Future

This post is authored by guest contributor Professor Vishaal Kishore, the Govt Chair of the Cisco-RMIT Health Transformation Lab

The new report of the Australian Royal Fee into Aged Treatment Top quality and Security tells us two crucial items. 1st – anything systemic is likely on in aged treatment: the aspects of the process are not performing jointly to make optimum outcomes. Next – the difficulty is just one of regard: our process is not managing people the way that they should to be handled.

Our obstacle is to find a way to make the Australian aged treatment method at the same time a lot more related, and much more compassionate. And this is where by know-how has a crucial function to engage in – but the part is a advanced 1. Performed ideal, engineering can be main to producing our process additional respectful. Completed badly, engineering can basically lead to creating a disrespectful system more productive at staying disrespectful.

At the Health and fitness Transformation Lab, we – along with Cisco – set out to discover the profound function that technology can participate in in reorienting our aged care devices about relationship and regard. But those of us who work in innovation in the care economy know that words and phrases are not sufficient – so we established out not just to generate about why technological innovation can rework aged treatment, but also to show how. The conclude outcome is anything of which we all are deeply very pleased – in a several limited months RMIT and Cisco had been able to reveal how engineering could be made use of to improve the expertise of folks in aged care and also free up much wanted time for staff to concentration on their main function: delivering care.

Most likely most excitingly, these technologies all exist suitable now – our undertaking is just to arrange them and deploy them in new and enjoyable means.

In the coming months, the Wellbeing Transformation Lab is hunting to operate with business companions, vendors and many others fascinated in doing anything significant to make improvements to the lives of people today acquiring aged treatment solutions in a multitude of configurations. Primarily based on our initial demonstrations I am self-confident that government and the sector broadly will start to understand that technological know-how is not anything to be balanced against ‘human-to-human’ care, but somewhat the incredibly issue that enables it.

To find out far more about how the collaboration with Cisco combines research and engineering to address important suggestions, examine our report on Transforming Aged Treatment.

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