The Knowledge and Implementation Hub has gathered evidence of best practice, along with learning and practical resources, on two critical issues relating to technology in aged care: testing frameworks and human factors. These knowledge packages can support the aged care workforce in delivering safe, high-quality care to older Australians.
Technology in aged care
Older Australians are increasingly using digital technologies in their personal lives and technology is seen as a critical part of the transformation of aged care. In a 2022 survey conducted by ARIIA, the Australian aged care workforce identified technology in aged care as a priority topic for the sector. This was also highlighted in discussions with the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC) and other leading aged care stakeholders.
Technology in aged care evidence and resources
The Hub content on the Technology in aged care topic is based on:
- A scoping review of published research literature describing the human factors associated with technology uptake in aged care.
- A rapid literature review of best practices in selecting, testing, and implementing technology in aged care settings.
- An environmental scan for high-quality, freely accessible Australian resources to support the learning and practice needs of the sector.
Human factors evidence themes
These evidence themes summarise current evidence on a range of human factors that may influence the successful integration of technology into aged care settings. Click on 'view all evidence themes' to see the full collection.
Attitudes towards robots
Engaging with virtual reality
Ethics and technology
Privacy and safety
Quality of human interaction
Staff technology training
Technology and dementia
Testing frameworks evidence themes
These themes are based on established frameworks for selecting, testing, and implementing technology solutions in health or aged care settings. They are intended to provide general guidance for the aged care sector on some of the important considerations and decisions needed to ensure technology is fit for its purpose within its specific context.
Technology needs assessment
Creating a business case
Monitoring use over time
Connect to PubMed evidence
This PubMed topic search is limited to home care and residential aged care settings and includes research published in the last 12 months only. You can choose to view all citations, strongest evidence only (randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, and guidelines), or free full-text articles.
Navigating the sector
Sometimes you need some background information or to know what is happening in the sector. The research and project supports section has lots of interesting and useful resources to help you start a project, plan a study or run a training session at work.Research and project supports
Australian projects and initiatives
The Hub team has brought together information on current Australian research trials, projects, and initiatives focused issues around technology in aged care.Browse projects