Internet access in selected aged care services in rural and regional Queensland

Soar, Jeffrey (2010) Internet access in selected aged care services in rural and regional Queensland. In: 18th Annual Health Informatics Conference: Informing the Business of Healthcare (HIC 2010), 24-26 Aug 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

Aims: to determine the perceptions of management of change in investment in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and internet access in selected residential and community aged care services in regional Queensland. Methodology: a convenience sample using structured telephone interviews of senior executives or managers of service providers Findings: participating aged care providers were found to have made significant recent investment in ICT. There was also better availability of access to the internet for staff. Summary: aged care has not generally seen to be a sector that has taken advantage of ICT; that appears to be changing and there is now significant investment in ICT and better access to the internet.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright.
Depositing User: Professor Jeffrey Soar
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 11:53
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 22:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged care; ICT; workforce; computing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18683

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