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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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.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: 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 : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing

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