Health and Community Care

The Health and Community Care industry extends from the hospital sector, through primary care, to the aged and community care areas. In each case, the constant pressure on budgets is exacerbated by the increasing demands for health services, and the increasing complexity of delivering effective medical care. Technology has been a major enabler in the health sector, allowing better coordination of care and improving access to information using a range of devices from a variety of settings.

However, introducing these new systems to health environments can bring adoption challenges for clinical users and can create new delivery and operations issues for already-busy ICT groups. Effective adoption of technical solutions into the healthcare environment requires a pragmatic mix of clinical leadership, technical expertise, and business transformation activities. Although many of these functions already exist in health organisations, engaging them effectively in the delivery of improved health ICT systems sometimes requires a revised approach.

Business Aspect has worked with health organisations across the country to assist in delivering suitable capabilities in each of the industry sectors mentioned above. This work has included a major role in the evolution of the national e-Health agenda, the delivery of major outcomes at the jurisdictional level, and the delivery of outcomes in the aged care sector.

Business Aspect’s performance in the Health and Community Care industry is reflected in the following case studies:

  • Case Study: PKI Design

    Building trust in a digital world: A Health Provider strengthens its security with a new PKI design. Situation This health provider is responsible for the wellbeing of millions of residents and thousands of staff. A priority is protecting electronic...

  • Case Study: Major Hospital Technology Program - Information Security Manager

    This project was part of a major initiative to fit out a new city-based hospital with information systems and infrastructure to support the requirements of a modern, state of the art, hospital. As with any project, when implementing technology it is...

  • Case Study: eHealth Environment Threat and Risk Assessment

    Business Aspect was initially engaged to refine and redevelop the eHealth information security framework. The purpose of the framework was to provide a consistent and standards-based approach to information security controls for eHealth related systems...

  • Case Study: National eHealth Security Framework Review

    Business Aspect consultants with extensive experience in eHealth and identity management / security domains undertook a rapid review of the first revision of a national framework designed to manage security and access for eHealth applications. The review...

  • Case Study: Needs Assessment

    The organisation was established to respond to the local needs of their community through health care planning and to drive improved access to quality primary care services for the community. Business Aspect was engaged to write both an after-hours care...

  • Case Study: Network Architecture and Carrier Service Specification and Selection

    This engagement was with an aged-care organisation focussed on the delivery of services in the home and in retirement living facilities. As part of a range of transformational changes, the organisation targeted major changes in their ICT environment,...

  • Case Study: Preparation for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record and Business Architecture

    The department is participating in the national eHealth agenda and is building substantial new functionality to work with the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). As part of adoption planning, the Australian Health Ministers Advisory...