ITAC 2018


If you are an aged care service provider or systems vendor we are seeking presentations from you that will educate the ITAC 2018 delegates on the key issues within these information streams.

If you are a disability service provider or systems vendor we are seeking presentation from you that will advise ITAC 2018 delegates on how technology is being used to deliver on the NDIS deployment.

There are only eight (8) spaces open for concurrent presentations to be included in the program. With this in mind please ensure your submission adheres to the below guidelines and clearly defines the presentation subject matter. All papers must be of a scientific nature. Any submissions which are clearly outlining a product will not be accepted.


The ITAC Conference is an initiative of the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (Aciitc) supported by Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia.


The internet as we know it is thirty years old. The smartphone is approaching ten years of age. With technological evolution moving this rapidly the question for many is how to ensure our decisions today do not become barriers to agility and change tomorrow. Navigating the Future will therefore be as important as business as usual.


ITAC 2018 aims to provide something for everyone, from basic hints and techniques, with presentations from expert speakers covering the theme and dealing with the broader business and strategic issues facing an industry grappling with the uptake of technology.

The ITAC 2018 theme Co-Designing our Digital Future incorporates the following information streams:

  • Assistive home technologies
    Home based technologies are evolving rapidly. They are uniquely placed to support independence in the home environment. The future deployment of these technologies will be crucial in determining how care is provided in the home of the future.

  • Care recipient independence through technology support
    Until recently care recipients were, just that, “care recipients” Today’s technology is helping move recipients to become “care participants” through providing care and health information through shared knowledge and data.

  • Use of big data across care service models 
    Today’s world contains a wealth of data. Large commercial operations; Facebook, Google and Woolworths are converting this data to sophisticated tools to better understand their clients. How does the social care system maximize similar client understanding through big data analytics

  • Reviewing the potential role of blockchain in health and care systems 
    Blockchain is a rapidly evolving secure exchange system. Is there a role for blockchain type exchange systems in the health and care environments.

  • Role of digital assistants in the care systems of the future 
    With the release of Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home the role of the digital assistant in driving how people engage with the internet and how the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a crucial component of home based technology. Will digital assistants revolutionize how persons with limited gross motor skills interact with the internet?

  • How will the My Health Record impact care service provision 
    In 2018 the My Health Record will become a universal health record for all Australian citizens, unless you specifically decide to opt out. With this change how to care service providers take advantage of an electronic integrated health record to achieve better service outcomes?


ITAC is relevant to a broad range of aged care managers and care providers including:

• Chief Executive Officers

• Chief Information Officers

• Care Managers

• Carers

• Directors of Nursing

• Healthcare Administrators

• Government Policy Makers

• Hostel Supervisors

• Industry Partners

• Operation Directors and Managers

• Operational Staff


All abstracts must be submitted by 31st May 2018. Submissions received after this date will not be considered. The paper must be presented by the specified presenting author(s). Proxies will not be permitted except in an emergency such as illness or misadventure. Notification must be received in writing of any additional presenters by 10 October 2018. Registration is a condition of accepting the offer to present. All presenters must register and pay by 10 October 2018 to obtain the discounted Abstract Speaker Registration rate of $770.00 including GST. Presenters are responsible for their own accommodation expenses and travel to and from ITAC. The submitting author must be the presenting author and will be the main contact for any correspondence about the presentation. All abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online submission process. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.