SA TAFE campus selects HealthSolve Care Management for nursing students

Starting in February, nursing students at the Panorama College of TAFE will use the HealthSolve Care Management System during their studies.

According to Lecturer in Community Services, Melissa Beeston-Nicholls, the decision to expand the teaching syllabus comes in response to requests from students seeking a working knowledge of relevant IT solutions.

"Students were asking to be introduced to information systems during their course in order to have some familiarity when they entered the workforce. The health care industry is experiencing a shortage of trained staff at all levels, particularly in aged care," she said.

"With electronic systems used increasingly in aged and community care it is important to provide a credible electronic system for students to utilise within the syllabus."

TAFE SA trains almost 4000 graduates in nursing, aged care and community services in South Australia every year.

Students undertaking the Certificate IV in Service Coordination will be the primary users of the system, however students enrolled in the Certificate III training programs in both Aged Care and Home Care will also be exposed to the technology.

According to a spokesperson for the company, HealthSolve provides affordable academic licenses to tertiary institutions so that nursing students can use their systems for training and project work.

HealthSolve, based in SA, provides software systems for hospitals, aged and community care, and medical specialists across Australia. HealthSolve counts Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Clerical Management and Care Staff as users of its solutions.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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