Fresh concerns expressed around the CDC readiness by key industry speakers.

There have been a number of concerns expressed recently by leading members of the industry about the industry‘s readiness for CDC implementation by 1st July. The need to embrace new technologies for CDC compliance was one of the challenges raised.

In the recent article ‘Provider readiness in doubt as CDC deadline approaches’, (Australian Ageing Agenda, February 6, 2015)  Jason Howie, CEO of KinCare, is reported noting at a CDC Forum, his concerns that the industry was “not ready at this point in time.” Mr Howie also pointed out that,

“the transformation in the industry from a paternalistic approach to a consumer driven approach was very complex.”

Cynthia Payne, CEO of SummitCare said at the same forum in Sydney, February, 2015,

“There is an underestimation of what it was going to take to make such a fundamental change,”

Included in a recent article titled “Culture Shift” (The Senior, March’15), were concerns also expressed by Leading Aged Services Australia Chief Executive Patrick Reid, who estimated only 25 per cent of providers were prepared for the change to CDC.

The industry leaders concerns mainly centred on the issues of change management, ICT infrastructure investment and some providers lack of capital to invest, re-education of both staff and consumers, administrative systems, care processes and the tremendous amount of work involved to achieve the transition to CDC. Mr Howie has foreshadowed that,

“there would a slower transition than the government had intended.’’

Procura’s software products and solutions are an integral part of technology and workflow processes that enable care providers to plan and deliver quality care in an innovative and efficient manner.

Procura’s Aged and Community Care solutions offer a range of operational choices to suit a wide variety of organisational sizes and budgets, are in broad use, and delivering CDC compliance for our clients.

Procura Home Care Solution is a complete home care suite offering the Operational, Case Management, CDC Package Management, Financial and Clinical tools necessary to improve client care. Procura’s integrated scheduling and rostering provides flexibility and efficiency of scheduling requests and changes; Procura’s Case Management provides documentation and management of care plans and budget plus with Procura’s Package Forecast, case managers and co-ordinators can view a client’s CDC forecast and manage their budget accordingly.

Procura is recognised as one of the most innovative integrated aged and community care solutions available and is a proven and mature solution.

References: Australian Ageing Agenda, February 6, 2015 & The Senior, March’15

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