Dr. Ping Yu’s research interest is factors governing the adoption of information and communication technology in health and aged care for improving service delivery. This includes three key research areas: (1) Social, technical, cultural and organisational issues driving the adoption of information and communication technology by health and aged care organisations and workers (2) Health and aged care information system (including mobile application) analysis and evaluation (3) Health informatics education and health care workforce IT capacity building
Aged Care IT in Australia – the Past, Present and Future
This paper reviews the development of aged care IT innovations in Australia in the past decade. It starts with a brief description of the establishment of the Aged Care eConnect project by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to promote aged care IT. This is followed by a snapshot of the aged care associations’ and research groups’ promotional activities. The roles of government, industry peak bodies, aged care providers, aged care IT application providers and researchers for the diffusion of aged care IT innovations are analyzed.
Aged care, IT development, electronic health record, past, present, future