Aged care, ICT, and working anywhere

an Australian case study

Gabriele Helen Taylor*, Yvette Blount, Marianne Gloet

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Abstract

This chapter examines how information and communication technology (ICT) and working anywhere was adopted in a not-for-profit aged care organization in Australia. The aged-care and services sector has grown over the last decade leading to shortages of skilled and experienced workers. At the same time, the sector is dealing with significant changes relating on how services are funded, an increase in competition from both not-for-profit and for profit providers, a rise in demand for services, changes in technology as well as variations in government regulations Using ICT to streamline operations, communicate and collaborate has become critical for delivering efficient and effective services in both residential aged care and community care sections of the aged care and services sector. The not-for-profit case study in this chapter shows how a first mover in ICT adoption and utilizing working anywhere (telework) can support cost savings, provide the ability to respond to the changing regulatory environment as well as attract, recruit and retain skilled and experienced workers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnywhere working and the new era of telecommuting
EditorsYvette Blount, Marianne Gloet
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherBusiness Science Reference
Pages203-222
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781522523291
ISBN (Print)1522523286, 9781522523284
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2017

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    Taylor, G. H., Blount, Y., & Gloet, M. (2017). Aged care, ICT, and working anywhere: an Australian case study. In Y. Blount, & M. Gloet (Eds.), Anywhere working and the new era of telecommuting (pp. 203-222). Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2328-4.ch008