Forced Innovation – The uptake of Innovation and Technology in Aged and Community Care during COVID-19

May 21, 2020

The Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC) will be hosting the next National Forum on Wednesday 3 June 2020 10:00 AM AEST. The forum aims to highlight Innovation that has developed in the Aged and Community Care sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three international speakers will provide a perspective on how technology is used to deliver care in new ways.

  • Dr Malcolm Fisk, Expert Advisor WHO, will discuss the digital transformation that has occurred in the United Kingdom to deliver aged and community care.
  • Ms Adriana Ciacaru, President of the Youth Commission in Romania, will provide a European perspective on innovative workforce solutions.
  • Professor Greg Alexander, Columbia University, will shine a spotlight on quality and service model changes in the United States America.

Other forum presenters include: Dr George Margelis, Chair ACIITC providing an update on the ACIITC activities; Ms Anne Livingstone, Dr Kate Barnett OAM, and Mr Gavin Tomlins will provide insights into the Capabilities in Aged & Community Care Readiness: An Evaluation of Innovation & Technology (CARE-IT) Research Project.

A Q&A with the panel of speakers will provide an opportunity for attendees to pose questions and share ideas on the topic of ‘Forced Innovation’ in the care sector.

Dr Margelis invites the Aged and Community Care industry services, innovators and technology providers to attend this important forum, “Service Providers and Technology Vendors are encouraged to join ACIITC
in our free online forum. This is a time of great transformation and accelerated change in how we deliver care.”. Dr Margelis went on to say, “ACIITC are pleased to be able to host globally recognised speakers to share their experiences on Forced Innovation in care delivery”.

Dr Margelis also issued a reminder, “I also encourage you all to contribute to our CARE-IT Research Project Surveys which are accessible from our website.”

ACIITC Aged and Community Care Industry Technology and Innovation National Forum – Zoom Webinar event is free of charge, and registrations can be made by clicking here.

To participate in the CARE-IT research project click here.