This post is authored by guest contributor Professor Vishaal Kishore, the Executive Chair of the Cisco-RMIT Health and fitness Transformation Lab
The new report of the Australian Royal Fee into Aged Treatment Top quality and Protection tells us two significant things. 1st – something systemic is going on in aged treatment: the things of the method are not doing the job with each other to develop optimal results. 2nd – the problem is just one of respect: our system is not treating people the way that they ought to be addressed.
Our problem is to uncover a way to make the Australian aged care technique concurrently far more linked, and far more compassionate. And this is where engineering has a critical job to engage in – but the role is a intricate one. Performed ideal, know-how can be main to making our process more respectful. Finished improperly, technological innovation can just lead to creating a disrespectful program a lot more effective at remaining disrespectful.
At the Health and fitness Transformation Lab, we – together with Cisco – set out to discover the profound job that know-how can engage in in reorienting our aged care systems about relationship and respect. But these of us who perform in innovation in the treatment economic climate know that text are not plenty of – so we set out not just to generate about why technology can remodel aged treatment, but also to show how. The conclusion consequence is anything of which we all are deeply happy – in a few small months RMIT and Cisco had been equipped to reveal how technology could be utilised to strengthen the encounter of folks in aged care and also absolutely free up a lot desired time for staff members to emphasis on their core function: providing care.
Possibly most excitingly, these technologies all exist correct now – our process is just to organize them and deploy them in new and remarkable means.
In the coming months, the Wellbeing Transformation Lab is seeking to function with business associates, providers and other individuals fascinated in accomplishing anything significant to increase the life of folks acquiring aged treatment companies in a multitude of settings. Based mostly on our initial demonstrations I am confident that government and the sector broadly will start off to realize that technological innovation is not one thing to be well balanced against ‘human-to-human’ care, but somewhat the extremely factor that allows it.
To study a lot more about how the collaboration with Cisco combines exploration and technologies to handle important recommendations, browse our report on Transforming Aged Treatment.