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Innovation’s Finance Problem: Why the Math Stacks Up, but Maybe Not Your Decisions
“If a factory is torn down, but the rationality which produced it is left standing, then rationality will simply produce another factory…There’s so much talk about the system. A...
The Mobile Health Moment: Understanding Mobility Patterns and Infection Control
Infectious diseases affect billions of people each year and are one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 14.7 million deaths per year – this is ...
Reconciling Quality and Efficiency: Fixing Information Silos In Care
A single, quality assured plan of care, key information and a detailed schedule of care activities for each resident, shared by all involved in care delivery? Sounds obvious do...
The UX Factor In Data and Analytics
Every wearable pings a precise location every second (that’s a lot of data). My role is to turn those coordinates into answers for questions being asked by care providers and fa...
Leveraging Data and Communication Technology To Improve Infection Control In Aged Care Facilities
Living in 21st Century Australia means living with two universal realities. The first, is that data informs almost every step of our life, and the second, is that modern communi...
Driving Sustainable Growth in Community Organisations
19 years ago, I took the opportunity to leap into the world of caring for people with disabilities as a community care worker. I worked my way through mental health support, adm...
Innovation Through Servant Leadership and Courage
There’s a saying that you can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods, and still be in business tomorrow. Late last year I attended an Australian Insti...
Pressure injury prevention: Time to measure, time to care
The death of Ann Marie Smith has shocked Australia. Whilst an independent review is investigating the social and system failures that have occurred in her care, the reported fac...
Office Not Required: The Age Services’ Inadvertent Innovation
Be courteousEveryone is a volunteer Being rudeSlows people down It takes time to get overFeeling hurt, offended Be courteousIt’s more efficient – Christopher Nailer, Palm Cards ...
Designing for death: Love project or legacy of stigma?
Detection and monitoring systems. Non-intrusive wearable devices. Carer apps. All reflect tech’s growing role in aged care. Technology and design also have a presence in the spa...