Transforming Aged Care for the Future

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

The latest report of the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Good quality and Security tells us two crucial things. Very first – something systemic is likely on in aged care: the things of the program are not performing together to develop exceptional outcomes. Second – the challenge is just one of regard: our technique is not managing people today the way that they should to be addressed.

Our challenge is to uncover a way to make the Australian aged treatment procedure at the same time additional related, and more compassionate. And this is the place technological know-how has a important function to enjoy – but the part is a sophisticated a single. Carried out suitable, technology can be main to making our system far more respectful. Done poorly, technologies can basically lead to making a disrespectful system additional productive at getting disrespectful.

At the Health and fitness Transformation Lab, we – together with Cisco – set out to investigate the profound part that engineering can engage in in reorienting our aged treatment devices about connection and regard. But these of us who operate in innovation in the treatment financial state know that terms are not more than enough – so we set out not just to generate about why technologies can change aged treatment, but also to display how. The close outcome is a thing of which we all are deeply happy – in a number of small months RMIT and Cisco had been ready to show how know-how could be applied to make improvements to the experience of persons in aged care and also totally free up much desired time for team to aim on their main purpose: providing care.

Maybe most excitingly, these systems all exist right now – our task is just to organize them and deploy them in new and thrilling approaches.

In the coming months, the Well being Transformation Lab is looking to work with business associates, vendors and many others interested in executing anything significant to strengthen the life of people receiving aged care companies in a multitude of configurations. Based on our first demonstrations I am confident that govt and the sector broadly will begin to fully grasp that technological innovation is not a thing to be well balanced towards ‘human-to-human’ care, but alternatively the really issue that enables it.

To discover a lot more about how the collaboration with Cisco brings together exploration and engineering to address key recommendations, study our report on Transforming Aged Treatment.