There are many takeaways from our white paper, but we’ve tied them up in one neat bow for you:
The recommendation outlined in our white paper is that the Australian Government should establish a dedicated health technologies fund to provide state governments with funding that will allow them to purchase and/or upgrade health and communications technologies to reduce pressure within the healthcare sector.
We believe the outcome will contribute towards improved hospital performance, a more appealing workforce for nursing graduates to enter into, staff longevity, a reduction in burnout, better communication (both within teams and with patients), and improved quality of care.
It’s no secret that Australia’s healthcare system is under pressure. Following multiple lockdowns across the country due to COVID-19, the industry is experiencing more staffing shortages than ever before – and those who are working within the medical industry (and in hospitals in particular) are burnt out, overworked, and highly stressed.
According to Deloitte’s 2022 Global Health Care Outlook, the solution lies in adapting new technologies within hospitals that will allow healthcare teams to better respond to the pressures of an essential, in-demand industry run by overworked individuals. And, as well as ensuring patients receive the high-quality care they deserve, these technologies will work to allow hospitals to reduce their carbon footprint.
From Ascom’s Healthcare Platform to ‘going paperless’, Digistat Wearables to Ascom Myco phones, our recent white paper highlights the importance of adopting technologies to improve patient outcomes, employee satisfaction (and longevity within the workforce), and our collective health as a country as the impacts of climate change continue to loom.