This publish is authored by visitor contributor Professor Vishaal Kishore, the Govt Chair of the Cisco-RMIT Well being Transformation Lab
The current report of the Australian Royal Fee into Aged Care High quality and Security tells us two crucial issues. First – one thing systemic is happening in aged care: the weather of the system are usually not working collectively to supply optimum outcomes. Second – the problem is considered one of respect: our system is just not treating people the way in which that they should be handled.
Our problem is to discover a strategy to make the Australian aged care system concurrently extra linked, and extra compassionate. And that is the place know-how has an important function to play – however the function is a posh one. Executed proper, know-how may be core to creating our system extra respectful. Executed poorly, know-how can merely contribute to creating a disrespectful system extra environment friendly at being disrespectful.
On the Well being Transformation Lab, we – together with Cisco – got down to discover the profound function that know-how can play in reorienting our aged care techniques round connection and respect. However these of us who work in innovation within the care economic system know that phrases are usually not sufficient – so we set out not simply to jot down about why know-how can rework aged care, but additionally to display how. The tip result’s one thing of which all of us are deeply proud – in just a few quick months RMIT and Cisco had been in a position to display how know-how may very well be used to enhance the expertise of individuals in aged care and in addition release a lot wanted time for workers to deal with their core function: delivering care.
Maybe most excitingly, these applied sciences all exist proper now – our activity is simply to rearrange them and deploy them in new and thrilling methods.
Within the coming months, the Well being Transformation Lab is trying to work with business companions, suppliers and others concerned with doing one thing significant to enhance the lives of individuals receiving aged care providers in a mess of settings. Primarily based on our preliminary demonstrations I’m assured that authorities and the sector broadly will begin to perceive that know-how is just not one thing to be balanced towards ‘human-to-human’ care, however fairly the very factor that permits it.
To study extra about how the collaboration with Cisco combines analysis and know-how to handle key suggestions, learn our report on Remodeling Aged Care.