Aged Care IT in Australia – the Past, Present and Future

Ping Yu


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

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