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Healthcare in continuum for an ageing population

Grain, H., Robinson, K., Torney, B., Fraunholz, Bardo and Unnithan, Chandana 2008, Healthcare in continuum for an ageing population, in HEALTHINF 2008 : Proceedings of the first International Conference on Health Informatics, INSTICC, Madeira, Portugal, pp. 266-273.

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Title Healthcare in continuum for an ageing population
Author(s) Grain, H.
Robinson, K.
Torney, B.
Fraunholz, Bardo
Unnithan, Chandana
Conference name International Conference of Health Informatics (2008 : Madeira, Portugal)
Conference location Madeira, Portugal
Conference dates 28 - 31 January 2008
Title of proceedings HEALTHINF 2008 : Proceedings of the first International Conference on Health Informatics
Editor(s) Azevedo, Luis
Londral, Ana Rita
Publication date 2008
Conference series International Conference of Health Informatics
Start page 266
End page 273
Publisher INSTICC
Place of publication Madeira, Portugal
Summary Australia is a country, similar to other developed nations, confronting an ageing population with complex demographics. Ensuring continued healthcare for the ageing, while providing sufficient support for the already aged population requiring assistance, is at the forefront of the national agenda. Varied initiatives are with foci to leverage the advantages of lCTs leading to e-Health provisioning and assisted technologies. While these initiatives increasingly put budgetary constraints on local and federal governments, there is also a case for offshore resourcing of non-critical health services, to support, streamline and enhance the continuum of care, as the nation faces acute shortages of medical practitioners and nurses. However, privacy and confidentiality concerns in this context are a significant issue in Australia. In this paper, we take the position that if the National and state electronic health records system initiatives, are fully implemented, offshore resourcing can be a feasible complementary option resulting in a win-win situation of cutting costs and enabling the continuum of healthcare.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance)
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, INSTICC
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018108

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