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From Facebook to You Tube, residents are using technology to connect to family and friends, and in the process, reduce isolation and empower themselves. Beverley Head reports. When Bonnie Jones’s son gave her a computer five years ago, he didn’t ...

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IT industry gives Connect Care a thumbs up

Innovative aged care IT project wins national award. A ground-breaking project which helps people in aged care facilities stay connected to their families and communities has won recognition at a national IT industry awards event. Connect Care, previously reported in ...

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Friend or foe?

Roundtable discusses ethical issues of using IT in aged care. What is the role of assistive devices, such as remote monitoring systems, in aged care? What are the implications of the use of technology for patients, aged care professionals and ...

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We’ve only just begun

New research reveals we’ve a long way to go when it comes to IT in aged care. Remote aged care facilities are utilising the virtual world to help reduce the social isolation of their residents. Using common video conferencing technology ...

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The great transformation

New technology that covers everything from resident care to business administration also promises to improve information flow between aged care and acute. On the same day that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced that the median age of the ...

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Don’t call us, we’ll call you

New technology will revolutionise how rehabilitation services are delivered to the elderly. Beverley Head reports. A Queensland start-up company is developing a new version of a portable computer system which will connect over wireless phone networks to allow a range ...

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On the record

The government is behind on e-health records, but providers are making it happen for themselves. Beverley Head reports. A degree of impatience is surfacing regarding the sluggish progress on the proposed national system for electronic health and medical records. For ...

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