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A lack of confidence in managing care minute data is one of the largest hurdles aged care providers currently face after Mirus Australia’s latest analysis of the AN-ACC transition.
GPs treating aged care patients will receive additional incentives and funding as of next year, but there are concerns within the GP community that more than the extra payments are needed.
The need for real-time data and increased healthcare collaboration were focal points in the Continuity of Care Collaboration’s latest webinar that looked at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on routine healthcare and what it means for the future.
Mirus’ November Industry Analysis Data release has revealed the industry has surpassed an important milestone: the sector-wide care minute average of 200 minutes per resident per day. This has been achieved thanks to an almost 5% increase in care minutes in the month of October, although stagnating Registered Nurse minutes mean there’s still work to be done.
Over a career spanning 30 years, I can identify two major failings that contribute to the majority of issues that have plagued the sector – the abject failure of the regulatory framework and Australia’s prevalent absence of respect and value for our Elders.
Residential Aged Care Facilities Use of Clinical Care Software identified the need for more consistent data sets, coordinated strategies and greater accessibility for visiting healthcare professionals as some of the most pressing opportunities to take on.
There are widespread concerns across the industry regarding the treatment of ENs and how their contribution to aged care is recognised by the Government.
Mandatory care minute requirements for residential aged care have come into effect but the exclusion of Enrolled Nurses in clinical care minute reporting continues to be a talking point.
Knowing what types of social relationships and contact with the community a person wants and needs is what person centred care is about.
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