ELDAC has a stream of work focused on creating and experimenting innovative technologies. Carefully designed technology solutions can support clinical care, communication and coordination as well as governance and reporting. The Digital Innovations team is supporting a range of projects to support care delivery and self-care as well as developing digital resources that enable access to information about Australian aged care and palliative care research and projects.
The technological innovation activities carried out as part of the 2017-2020 ELDAC project focussed on development and integration of the ELDAC Digital Dashboard. The dashboard was an application that could be incorporated by aged care IT companies into their systems to help aged care services track their activity on a range of end of life activities. In addition, a scoping review of Australian general practice IT landscape and background research on care worker phone apps and database retrieval processes was undertaken. This will inform proposed work activities for ELDAC 2020-2023.