IT the answer to the aged care future

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June Heinrich (CEO of Baptist Community Services) and Greg Mundy (CEO of ACSA) both
championed IT as the major cost saving device for making ageing in place a financial possibility.
The simple argument was that monitors in ILU’s will stall the need for qualified staff to be
‘available on the floor’. This will require a high grade communications backbone that new
services can be bolted onto as the technology becomes available or affordable.


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