Executive Chair of the RMIT-Cisco Health Transformation Lab, Professor Vishaal Kishore said: “This report contends that technology can and should be core to how we generate a respectful, quality-driven aged care system. Put simply, technology enables us to treat the elderly with respect.
“The report argues that digital transformation is critical to creating an aged care system that can be scaled to meet the future needs and provide the respect and quality that is the motivating force of carers, the aim of providers, and the right of every user of the system.
“A large-scale system re-orientation is needed with technology and digitisation at the core of the story. There is the potential for technologies in aged care that are far deeper and more transformative than might be imagined. Technology interventions must be systemic, they must be deep, and they must be human-centred.”
Ben Dawson, Vice President, Cisco Australia and New Zealand said: “The power of this collaboration between RMIT and Cisco brings together the best health research and technology capability to support elderly Australians.
“The Health Transformation Lab offers a technology-rich environment and a new model of collaboration in which technologies come together to create solutions that address specific needs in aged care. This offers the opportunity to accelerate the effectiveness and impact to tackle the Commission’s key recommendations, today.”
The partnership between Cisco and RMIT will continue to evolve as the University joins the National Industry Innovation Network (NIIN) – a Cisco-led industry and university alliance, aimed at driving the combined attention of our best minds, technologists, industry capabilities and academic resources to solve pressing industry and social challenges through the technology-enabled innovation.
The NIIN is co-funded through Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program, a $61 million investment to accelerate Australia’s digital capabilities in industries of national significance.
Story: Rachel Wells