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Aged Care: New Technologies to Come of Age

Technology has had a multi-faceted impact on the aged care industry: technology (alongside with advances in medicine) is one of the reasons that people are living longer; technology set the communications rhythm (and the consumer expectations that come with it) technology offers a wider range of living arrangements, entertainment and activities Below is a list of technology resources and sites that discuss the new technologies being applied to aged care. These are the most notable of

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New Business Models in Aged Care

Aged Care operators are pursuing new business models, out of necessity. This is in response to changes to the financial position and social expectations of the Baby Boomers generation. A brief look into the new business models in Aged Care reveals the following trends: The move to ageing in place / multigenerational living, where two or more generations co-habit: a 2013 report cited by Choice stated that 27% of residents living together do so for “care arrangement and support” D

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Scrutiny of Workforce Management in Aged Care Report

Workforce management came under scrutiny in the Senate’s report into the future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce, released on the 20th of June, 2017. The Senates recommendations have raised questions regarding the compliance to oversee the management of such a diverse workforce. The media has provided intense scrutiny into the education, incentives and remuneration of the aged care workforce. Also of particular concern to the senate committee was the management of the workforc

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Our Advisory Service

Starting your Practice? Consider using our Advisory Service. When thinking of starting your own practice, you may realise that the business of medicine was not something they covered in medschool. In fact, very little time in our training, either at basic or advanced levels, is dedicated to how to run our own practice or the business of medicine. There are a number of courses on practice management run from a "owning a practice" point of view - but often, they are geared for General Practices

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How to Handle problems in Accreditation

Accreditation problems arise when from either paper record personnel issue. It is important that you recognise the hospital has all rights to accreditation and your ability to practice on hospital grounds sets your legal coverage but also determines your reputation within the hospital environment. Common problems in accreditation are: Operating without being accredited Not being accredited in time Absence of key information Lack of personnel who will vouch for you T

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Apps that can Help your Surgical Assisting Business

There’s a number of online and phone-based applications that can assist you in making your surgical assisting life much easier. In this article we’re going to focus just on the billing and paper works side of surgical assisting and it tends to be a thing that gets lost in increasingly hectic shuffle between hospital and hospital, and it is important for you to keep records not just for medico-legal protection but also to aid the billing and easy administration of your business. Billing

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Theatre Courtesy

You’re new to theater and it’s all bright and shiny and the last time you were there, you were in med school and you stepped back accidentally and brushed against something blue (but it’s all blue…!) and then “the whole set up was contaminated…”!!! Relax. You’ll go a long way if you have good Theatre Manners. It’s important that you don’t let courtesy overwhelm sterility - keep the mask on, avoid shaking hands anywhere near the setup and if you really must bring your ba

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