RMIT and Telstra Health partner to improve aged care data analytics (clockwise from left) Sarah Evans, Michael Donnelly, Professor Lawrence Cavedon, Larissa Briedis and Professor Irene Hudson A research and vendor collaboration is developing software to predict the deterioration of aged care residents’ health to improve care planning and reduce avoidable hospital transfers. The clinical decision support software is being developed for Telstra Health’s residential aged care software suite through a $1 million partnership announced on Tuesday between RMIT University, Telstra Health and the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre. The software will analyse clinical data of aged care residents for signs of deteriorating health to help providers plan and direct staffing and clinical resources more effectively and reduce unnecessary emergency hospitalisations. Once developed, the predictive algorithms will be embedded directly into Telstra Health’s software, which is being used for more than 55,000 residents across Australia, said Larissa Briedis, senior […]