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Sustaining innovation requires strong links to core business
Keep solutions anchored to customers’ needs to maintain structure, discipline and longevity. There’s a lot of talk these days about innovation in Australia. Start-ups, incubator...
IRT searches for cutting-edge business models
Competitive challenge creates pathway for those who are passionate about improving the lives of older people. Innovation is the buzzword of the aged care sector, and with the Tu...
Questioning the norms: ‘Design thinking’ essential for unprecedented advances
Over time, the ‘revolutionary’ idea can become as logical and obvious as wheels on a suitcase. If the last five years have all been about the collection of data, the next period...
Digital integration: Supporting, not replacing personalised care
The right technology infrastructure can help lift organisations’ quality and efficiency dividends. Australia’s healthcare sector continues to maintain its position as a global l...
Innovation: Just one element in the wider mix needed for true industry ‘disruption’
Fresh models that exploit new ideas can be the catalyst for momentous change. Many associated with the Australian aged services industry seem to throw around the terms innovatio...
Measuring wellbeing and quality of life in aged care
A provider’s new care model integrates an international care outcome measurement tool in an exciting and unique way. Measuring wellbeing outcomes and the impact of aged care ser...
Top tips for creating a safe and ‘ideas-sharing’ environment in your organisation
Innovation is more than new technology. It means not being afraid to fail when you take a risk. Innovation in aged care is a key focus for 2018. Recent investments by the federa...
Aged care’s important words advance the industry
Apart from the obvious ones, how many words starting with ‘c’ can you name in the aged care industry? Visit the glossary of the My Aged Care website and we get: carer; client; c...
Virtual Reality: Coming to a clinical care session near you
A robotic dog and virtual swims with dolphins are helping older Australians manage pain. In what may be Australia’s first use of virtual reality (VR) in the community setting, a...
Disruption is dead, long live disruption
A ‘business-as-usual’ approach can become untenable for those who are not attuned to capitalising on opportunities. The science fiction writer, William Gibson, once offered that...
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