Topic: The Power of Data: Designing Quality Care

Day: Thursday 22 October 2020

Time:  3:30pm-4:00pm AEDT

Abstract:

Throughout the challenges of the last year, in the wake of the Royal Commission and now in the face of a pandemic – the Aged Care industry has seen some big changes in day-to-day operations. There has never been a more pertinent time to renew focus on safety standards and the quality of care provided to our ageing community.

In this climate, we can expect even more emphasis placed on monitoring, reporting and benchmarking key clinical metrics in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs). The information needed to design quality care is within easy reach and already held by facilities and their clinical partners. They’re hidden within the data we keep – and there’s lots of it!

By itself, as bits of information, data can seem like a wash of meaningless detritus. But organised properly, applying technology and predictive analysis tools, we can transform seemingly chaotic and irrelevant data into life-saving and staff-empowering knowledge.

Is information at your fingertips when you need it? With the plethora of data collected within our systems, we can covert this information into relevant insights for your staff. As a result, instil safe processes and safeguard quality of care for the community.

Minimising the risk of system failure or human error leading to medication mismanagement or misadventure has become a major national priority. Although the aged care industry faces a painful period of review and self-reflection, solutions can be found in the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of the data already held and analysed within systems already available. You just have to ask for it.

 

 

 

Biography:

Throughout Webstercare’s journey of medication management innovation, the Company’s founder and Managing Director, Gerard Stevens AM, has been at its heart. Gerard’s continued passion and commitment to research, development and better patient care has enabled Webstercare to remain at the forefront of the healthcare industry and has often led to industry-wide changes. Gerard’s innovations are used throughout the pharmacy, aged care, community and health sectors. This passion, commitment and resulting contributions were recognised in 2013 when Gerard was appointed Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition for his “significant service to the pharmaceutical industry, and to community health”. Gerard has also received national and international recognition for his innovation, forward thinking and commitment to the industry.