Ken Wyatt launches Silver Chain’s holographic doctor technology home care trial

Published on

The first use of the Enhanced Medical Mixed Reality (EMMR) interface – developed with Microsoft – in Australia, Integrum Aged Care+ will allow nurses to link with doctors and data through holograms and video conferencing when visiting clients’ homes.

The Federal Government has invested $948,400 in the trial through the Perth North and Perth South Primary Health Networks (PHNs) with the aim of cutting hospitalisation rates and keeping older people living independently for longer.

Using the Microsoft HoloLens headset, nurses can see their care plan and record any information using a holographic dashboard, while a doctor can ‘see through the eyes of the nurse’ as the consultation takes place and access their medical records in real time.

Silver Chain’s Integrum team will also communicate with the client’s regular GP if they have one as part of the “shared care” model.

“This care team will oversee and manage processes like care planning, co-ordination of health and aged care services, referrals and escalation of care, if needed,” Minister Wyatt said.

Silver Chain is the largest in-home health and aged care in WA and also delivers services in SA (as RDNS), QLD, NSW and VIC.

More information on the Integrum program is available HERE.