Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
According to IT: informer Founder and Editor, Mark Barnett "From humble beginnings as a printed directory, we haven't changed our core mission - to show people how technology can significantly improve the quality of care delivered to older Australians."

Mr Barnett considers today's launch as timely and extremely valuable to the Australian Aged Care sector - an industry in considerable distress. It's reported that profit margins, investment returns and available labour have shrunk so far that some experts doubt the entire sector's viability.

Over the past 12 months, a number of Aged Care providers were placed in administration. Also, forecasts indicate that the sector is likely to struggle to encourage capital injection and meet the growing demand for services caused by an aging population.

It's believed that the sector's great hope could lie in the development and application of innovative health technologies, which could help providers see a better return on their capital and workforce.

"IT: informer is about bringing together smart people from across the industry - CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, nurses, carers, technology vendors, entrepreneurs and more - to tackle the issues and opportunities faced by the Australian Aged Care industry. It's fantastic to have such a rich mix of experience, expertise and opinion in one place" said Mr Barnett.

"We're moving from a static print magazine to live data streams, rich media, user-generated content, personalisation and social interaction - there's a lot of innovation being poured into this project. And we'll be releasing more and more smart features of the site over the coming weeks."

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IT: informer

IT: informer website is Australia's #1 source of Aged Care technology news, insight and opinion.

IT:informer magazine has become the Australian Aged Care industry's quarterly voice, sharing knowledge, innovation and insight on technology and life on the job.

Great stories and profiles on leaders and innovators, what's new on the technology front and how to implement it - the IT:informer is Australia's most established Aged Care technology commentator.

Web: www.itinformer.com.au
Twitter: @itinformer
LinkedIn: Smart Aged Care Technology Group
Mark Barnett
P: 61 3 6224 6677
M: 61 409 023 140
W: www.itinformer.com.au


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