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Fresh innovation and technology focus as ACIITC joins ACCPA

The Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council and the Aged and Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) are set to join forces to provide one clear voice on technology and innovation.

With the aged and community care sector currently facing one of the most significant periods of change in its history, the announcement (made at the recent ITAC Conference on the Gold Coast) further shows the sector’s willingness to embrace innovation and transformative change.

ACCPA CEO Tom Symondson said that when ACCPA formed in 2022, innovation and continuous improvement were identified as fundamental components of our strategy.

“We see this joining of forces as another way to encourage a capable, innovative and trusted sector,” he said.

“By embedding the work of the Council within ACCPA, we can enhance its resources and reach – and ultimately improve the care, support and services provided to older Australians.”

The Council was formed in 2007 to unite the voice of innovation and technology in aged and community care.

Through the work of the Council, Dr George Margelis, Chair of the Council’s board, board members and the Council Secretariat, have successfully elevated innovation and built the digital maturity of the sector. These efforts have been recognised nationally and internationally.

“We are delighted that Dr Margelis will keep sharing his expertise as the Chief Technology Advisor with ACCPA,” Mr Symondson said.

“We can combine our strengths to deliver the activities of the Council, with one clear voice on technology and innovation for aged and community care.”

The transition will happen gradually over the coming months as ACCPA further develops its innovation strategy, activities and the best ways to work with the sector, suppliers and vendors.

“The voices of ACCPA and the Council will now unite. And we’ll be looking to members to help build a vibrant sector that encourages innovation, technology transformation and continuous improvement.”

“We need to innovate to improve the lives of older Australians and create a system that meets their needs now and decades into the future.”

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