With an aging population and increasing prevalence of chronic disease, Australian healthcare is facing increasingly complex challenges in the coming decades. ATSE aims to help develop and promote technological solutions to meet these challenges and maintain the quality of life of all Australians.
This project set out to explore whether a person-centred interdisciplinary network of experts can enable healthy and fulfilling independent living for the aged and people with disability through the adoption of assistive technologies for home-based healthcare.
Australia needs to embrace digital
health technologies and focus on
data integration and standardisation.
Technology to help manage the challenges in healthcare
A three phase ATSE study funded by the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects (LASP) scheme
Australia needs to embrace digital health technologies and focus on data integration and standardisation
The 2017 Dialogue examined if health technology can help Australia rise to the challenge of adapting to the ageing face of the nation, in order to mitigate issues of rising and shifting healthcare costs and needs
Is technology the answer to the challenge
of our ageing population and rising healthcare
costs? ATSE asks the questions
An explosion in chronic disease means the health system is facing a fiscal cliff that is threatening our future ability to deliver quality health services
Sophisticated, expensive new health technologies are increasing our expectations of healthier, longer lives, but health economists have the job of deciding on whether they’re worth public funding
How do we stop our ageing population from being isolated in care facilities that are disconnected from mainstream society?
Nanotechnology, the study of tiny particles, is changing the face of treatment for many diseases that become more prevalent with ageing, like rheumatoid arthritis
Elderly frail patients in their final weeks of life are being given a more active voice in decisions about their care in an initiative being implemented in one of Sydney’s busiest hospitals
Our homes may soon play a vital role in our aged care following trials of digital assisted living, or ‘smart’ homes, in Victoria
Cognitive technologies will radically change the future of ageing, offering greater safety, social connectivity and access to personalised information and services
It’s time to harness the power of engaged patients – the most under-used resource in the health system
Your lifestyle can be poison or cure and genetic testing should be more widely taken on board so consumers get tailored personalised medicine for their unique genetic makeup
Enhancing Australia's prosperity through technology and innovation