The Department of Social Services (DSS) is investigating the development of an interface between hospital information systems and the new central client record for people receiving aged care services as part of the roll out of the My Aged Care system.
While it is still early in the planning stage, the manager of the access reform branch for the Aged Care Gateway at DSS, Craig Harris, told an industry sector briefing in Sydney today that the development of a hospital interface was part of wider plans for a business-to-government (B2G) interface between aged care service providers and the department.
At present, My Aged Care is a web-based system that predominantly holds information on aged care for consumers, support for consumers to find Commonwealth-funded aged care services in their local area and online fee estimators for pricing of home care packages and residential care.
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