The Aged Care Technology Consortium – of which Extensia is a member – has noted the dearth of critical digital system implementations across the residential aged care sector in a recent nationwide survey.
The survey, which was conducted in June, gathered responses mostly from facility managers (37%), followed by nursing directors (20%), CEOs (13%) and care managers (7%).
It was found that most respondents (53%) are working in a facility with a digital medication management system while 29% said they have implemented a pain management platform.
About 9% of respondents reported being reliant on paper records for care management; 8% said their workers have access to a digital incident management system; and only 3% said their facility has implemented a visitor management platform.
The survey also revealed staff’s major workplace challenges, including documentation completeness (29%), incident management (19%), shift handover and ease of administration (18%), monitoring care quality and managing escalations (16%), and compliance and auditing activities (15%).