Healthcare experts in Australia will leverage on an interactive mobile learning platform to become a key caregiving knowledge hub for Asia which is plagued by the elderly tsunami.
March 2015 – Ageing across Asian countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China has become the key imminent issue for the respective governments to resolve.
In most countries, the ageing issue does not exist independently. Complex dynamics as a result of an ageing society usually involves an interplay of social welfare, healthcare delivery, human resource training etc. For example, in China, the 200M plus silver population has become a complex health-social-economical problem amidst giant healthcare reform where doctors and nurses are in great shortage. In Indonesia, the recent policy of ceasing the export of domestic helpers while commencing caregivers training is expected to disrupt millions of families with elderly people outside Indonesia over the next few years.
The existing curriculum of caregivers needs an immediate overhaul and the new curriculum is expected to include the operation of smart health technologies, the understanding of mHealth, cloud health etc so that the implementation of home health can leverage on technology immediately. In addition, the mode of learning is also expected to shift to real time interactive coaching which will supplement traditional classroom learning in order to help caregivers digest complex knowledge effectively.
A high-tech caregivers platform, www.borderlessminders.com, an initiative by Borderless Healthcare Group, will soon work with Australian healthcare experts and institutions to launch an online campus with short courses via mobile apps where modular knowledge for caregiving can be acquired easily at an affordable price. For the first time, family members, retired personnel, volunteers, social workers etc can all be part of ubiquitous elderly care across Asia. The race to achieve elderly care solutions for many countries can no longer be on the speed of training more doctors and nurses; the implementation of ubiquitous elderly care is inevitable. On the ratio of three caregivers to one elderly, China alone has more than 600M caregivers to be trained in short courses. The potential of providing short modular elderly care and healthcare courses to caregivers in Asia is enormous!
www.borderlessminders.com is already hosting multiple caregivers training mobile apps including a Medically informed Minders app for domestic helpers endorsed by a Singapore government agency. www.borderlessminders.com will commence training programs for high-tech caregiving coaches in China in Q2 via a new world class healthcare innovation centre at the heart of Shanghai city invested by the Borderless Healthcare Group. Hundreds of coaches are expected to go online to mentor trainees who are enrolled on high-tech caregivers training via mobile apps and physical training. Trainees can interact with high-tech caregiving coaches on many issues including real time clinical signs consultation, smart health device operations, big data security etc. “Caregiving process at home is very different from a hospital environment, real time ‘learn and practice’ interactions with coaches allow trainees to recall knowledge better and help reduce potential errors in real practice if they are well-guided during their training. The ability of a caregiver to inter-operate and sustain a good level of practice quality depends on the interaction with their coaches, pure classroom learning will not suffice,” says Dr Wei Siang Yu, chairman and founder of Borderless Healthcare Group.
Australia is well-poised in time zone and knowledge to take advantage of the multi-trillion dollar elderly and healthcare reform in Asia. With more than 90 plus percent of elderly ageing at home instead of nursing homes, the demand for high-tech caregivers is expected to increase exponentially over the next few years.
About Borderless Healthcare Group (BHG)
BHG, founded by key stakeholders in the medical, CRM, IT, legal, finance, and media industries, spans more than 10 companies in the three key areas of health, wellness and food. BHG’s expertise in the activation of disruptive healthcare market processes has won several media features and partnerships with governments, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies around the world. The interactive healthcare process pioneered by BHG has not only provided a solution to how governments can resolve the problem of poor public adoption of EMR, it has also evolved the flawed notion of “universal healthcare” to the more relevant concept of borderless, on-demand, ubiquitous healthcare.