Applying technology to Allied Health Assessments
Theatre 3 - Level 1
Alan Gilbert Theatre 3
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Interpreters are required to aid communication between clinicians and non-English speaking patients to ensure appropriate and timely care. Demand for interpreting services is often high. When an interpreter is unavailable reduced effectiveness of communication between clinicians and patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds may result.
The Speech Pathology department at Western Health partnered with CSIRO to develop the CALD Assist iPad app to facilitate initial assessments when an interpreter is unavailable. A grant from the Victorian Government Technology Innovation Fund facilitated the project.
This presentation will outline the project design, outcomes, lessons learned and future directions for the CALD assist iPad app.
Courtney Pocock was the original creator of the CALD Assist concept and methodology. Courtney is a senior Speech Pathologist at Western Health. She has experience across the continuum of care, and is currently working within community based service areas.