IT Integrity wins big at ITAC 2013

IT consulting firm IT Integrity was named ICT Company of the Year at last night's Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) awards, held in Melbourne.

IT Integrity has experience in the provision of infrastructure and support services for aged care following its merger with aged care specialist Datacare in 2011. The company was awarded for the consulting and project management work it has been doing with Star Gardens, the well-known aged care facility in Queensland that has been nominated for numerous awards for its IT implementations.

IT Integrity managing director Scott Lawton said his company had been working closely with Star Gardens CEO Nigel Faull to help integrate a host of different technologies.

“Those (technologies) prove there are some clear financial rewards as well as cultural ones,” Mr Lawton said. “Nigel has been able to quantify those quite well, and today at ITAC he is speaking right after me about some of those financial benefits.”

Mr Lawton said IT Integrity had helped Star Gardens with the evaluation of different technologies and then performed the integration. “It was a consulting, project management and implementation role,” he said.

“Even now we are working on understanding from a business point of view what it is that he wants to achieve, and making sure that the technology platform and the foundation that he's got is able to scale with whatever he is doing, and then as new things come along, to deal with the vendors and make sure that the integration will work.”

Aged care apps specialist e-Tools Software was the runner-up in the ICT Company of the Year category.

Best Implementation of the Year for under 150 beds/places was the not-for-profit aged care provider Wheatfields Inc, which runs a 53-bed facility in Freeling, north of Adelaide. The home also won the Best Implementation Infrastructure award.

Best Implementation of the Year for 150 to 650 beds/places was awarded to St Lukes Care, while Bupa Care Services won the award for Best Implementation of the Year over 650 beds/places.

ITAC 2013 award winners:

  • Best Implementation of the Year under 150 beds-places
  • Winner: Wheatfields Inc
  • Highly commended: Kangara Waters and St Pauls Lutheran Homes Hahndorf
  • Best Implementation of the Year 150 to 650 beds-places
  • Winner: St Lukes Care
  • Highly commended: Southern Cross Tasmania and Sundale
  • Best Implementation of the Year over 650 beds-places
  • Winner: Bupa Care Services
  • Highly commended: The Bethanie Group
  • Best Implementation Infrastructure
  • Winner: Wheatfields Inc
  • ICT Company of the Year
  • Winner: IT Integrity
  • Highly commended: e-Tools Software

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