Aged Care Data Compare project commences

1 Jul 2020

This two-year project started last month at the UQ Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR). The project is funded by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre and our industry partners: The Bupa Health Foundation and the Australian Department of Health. The Australian e-Health Research Centre is providing technical expertise.

Understanding the needs of older people naturally leads to personalised and good quality care, and providers of residential aged care gather this information. Their processes vary and software solutions record it differently, however, and this lack of “standardisation” leads to inefficiencies and missed opportunities.

The project team, led by CHSR director Professor Len Gray, aims to resolve technical challenges around the standardisation and sharing of valuable data that is recorded as part of every-day practice in residential aged care. The team will work in collaboration with interested aged care service providers, software vendors and government.

This technical ‘ground-work’ will allow assessment data that is routinely collected in residential aged care to be used to greater potential; for every-day efficiency, for care improvement, for transparency, and for ease of reporting to government.

More information can be found at the project webpage, as can the opportunity to register for the project commencement webinar on 17 July 2020.