HEALTHCARE IN CONTINUUM FOR AN AGEING POPULATION - National Self Monitoring or Remote Offshore Monitoring for Australia?

Heather Grain, Kerin Robinson, Belinda Torney, Bardo Fraunholz, Chandana Unnithan

Abstract

Australia is a country, similar to other developed nations, confronting an ageing population with complex demographics. Ensuring continued healthcare for the ageing, while providing sufficient support for the already aged population requiring assistance, is at the forefront of the national agenda. Varied initiatives are with foci to leverage the advantages of ICTs leading to e-Health provisioning and assisted technologies. While these initiatives increasingly put budgetary constraints on local and federal governments, there is also a case for offshore resourcing of non-critical health services, to support, streamline and enhance the continuum of care, as the nation faces acute shortages of medical practitioners and nurses. However, privacy and confidentiality concerns in this context are a significant issue in Australia. In this paper, we take the position that if the National and state electronic health records system initiatives, are fully implemented, offshore resourcing can be a feasible complementary option resulting in a win-win situation of cutting costs and enabling the continuum of healthcare.

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Grain H., Robinson K., Torney B., Fraunholz B. and Unnithan C. (2008). HEALTHCARE IN CONTINUUM FOR AN AGEING POPULATION - National Self Monitoring or Remote Offshore Monitoring for Australia? . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 266-273. DOI: 10.5220/0001045102660273


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Heather Grain and Kerin Robinson and Belinda Torney and Bardo Fraunholz and Chandana Unnithan},
title={HEALTHCARE IN CONTINUUM FOR AN AGEING POPULATION - National Self Monitoring or Remote Offshore Monitoring for Australia?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={266-273},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001045102660273},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - HEALTHCARE IN CONTINUUM FOR AN AGEING POPULATION - National Self Monitoring or Remote Offshore Monitoring for Australia?
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Grain H.
AU - Robinson K.
AU - Torney B.
AU - Fraunholz B.
AU - Unnithan C.
PY - 2008
SP - 266
EP - 273
DO - 10.5220/0001045102660273