Recently the disability sector has begun to look to the technology sector to assist in resolving issues emerging from the roll out of the NDIS including using tech systems to contain costs and grow revenue.
“Innovation is not only about sustainability and responsibility, but also profitability. A profitable disability service provider is one which will be able to achieve more of its mission.”
Beyond the sustainable, responsible and profitable aspects of business that technology can support a real revolution is on its way, and it's one that will transform how we understand and respond to the world around us. It is being driven by long-term trends in the efficiency of computing and communications as well as the accessibility of data. The increased availability of quality data promises an explosion in what Professor Erik Brynjolfsson at M.I.T. calls "Nano data", or fine-grained data about individuals, transactions and information flows. Access to this type of data is essential for sustaining, nurturing and growing your organisation.
Data also supports decision making at management and board level by providing evidence to support business decisions such has marketing strategies, monitoring organisaiotnal performance against KPIs, staff performance and NDIS spend or projections.
While Nano data may represent the future, right now in the Australian disability sector the priority remains on what cloud based systems can do to support productivity and improve services to clients. This is a list of the areas we think that a cloud based system like iplanit can drive productivity in any mission focused organisation:
The advancement of technology allows professionals to share information quickly and securely. This saves time, allowing for decisions to be made faster and projects to be completed earlier.
Ease of Sharing & Storing
Technology eliminates the need to double or triple entry systems and reduces the need to file large amounts of paperwork”. For example iplanit stores client data in the cloud which can be securely accessed by support staff in seconds on any device, anywhere in Australia. Allowing data to be shared more quickly and with fewer resources. This improved sharing of information also enables better outcomes and improved services to people with disability and their families.
Decrease of Human Error
Technology allows disability service providers to automate key functionalities and reduce human error. For instance, iplanit allows users to view the entire revision history of supports, plans, notes and goals. This gives support professionals the ability to focus on the clients individual need while saving time and costs.
The main benefits of mobile technology are its agility and efficiency. With the development of cloud computing, it is becoming easier for disability professionals to access their information on demand. Support teams are able to share information based on client needs anywhere at any time of the day. It also allows disability service providers to eliminate the need for paper-based documents, improving efficiency and reducing costs.
Technology alone is not enough, but how professionals develop and manage the information that contributes to the innovation is what makes the difference
If you’d like to find out more about how iplanit can assist your productivity register for an upcoming webinar.