Telstra Health has partnered with residential aged care provider Apollo Care to introduce a range of digital health solutions across almost 500 aged care beds in record time.
Within one month, Telstra Health helped to transform the way Apollo Care delivers care by supporting the transition from its previous health technology vendor and implementing Medication Management, Clinical Manager, Resident Manager and CareKeeper across 6 facilities.
The integration of Telstra Health’s connected aged care solutions enables a holistic and transparent view of medications, assessments, care plans, admissions, funding management and business processes.
The solutions support clinical governance by enabling standardisation and the implementation of Apollo Care’s customised assessment and care planning framework, and by improving efficiencies and enhancing the overall quality of care it delivers to older Australians.
Caroline Parker, Senior Implementation Consultant at Telstra Health, said, “Apollo Care has completed their first transition to Clinical Manager, Resident Manager, CareKeeper and Medication Management. Apollo Care can now move forward with a high level of confidence in its care delivery, enabling older Australians to thrive.”
Clinical Manager will support the provision of resident care, funding management and reporting. Funding management is supported through Resident Manager, in addition to lead and enquiry administration. Furthermore, Telstra Health’s award-winning CareKeeper will provide more clarity around care staff’s workloads which they can do by the resident’s side via a mobile device, enabling them to continue connecting with residents.
In enabling a seamless, standardised and efficient transition to the newly implemented digital health solutions, Telstra Health worked closely with the Apollo Care executive clinical team to roll out a tightly coupled Clinical Manager and CareKeeper experience for care staff to action care requirements from day one.
Kylie Radburn, Chief Governance Officer at Apollo Care, said “We had a vision to put a mobile device in the hands of every care worker that gave them access to care information at the point and time of care. Our team are loving using the CareKeeper app.”
“With the support of the Telstra Health team, we have been able to implement solutions quickly across 6 of our facilities in only one month – which is a significant achievement,” added Kylie.
Caroline adds, “Partnering with Apollo Care continues our commitment to improving lives through digitally-enabled care across health and aged care providers, and maintains Telstra Health’s position as the Australian market leader in the delivery of clinical software across aged care facilities.”