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The STAR CEO says he's now looking at new ways to use the Hitachi infrastructure, including its ability to support an imminent merger with another Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation. After the merger the combined group will support a total of 21 locations.
Mr Doedens’ new tech-savvy workforce has the opportunity to innovate and improve various elements of their jobs.
In this video: STAR Tasmania CEO, Ralph Doedens discusses about looking ahead at new ways to use the Hitachi infrastructure and Hitachi Finger Vein. (1min, 22s).
“We’re now starting to develop an intranet and a client relationship management system that all staff can access. We do have a client system but we’re now wanting all staff to be able to access it – and we can do all of that now because they have now got used to the idea that modern technology does make their life easier.”
“We now looking at new ways to use the Hitachi infrastructure, including its ability to support an imminent merger with another Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation. After the merger the combined group will support a total of 21 locations.”
STAR Tasmania, CEO
He credits the Hitachi vein scanner as starting a “revolution” within the organisation that will ultimately improve the lives of the people STAR supports.
STAR Tasmania is a specialised, community based organisation providing Accommodation, in home, Community Access, Case Management and Respite Services for people with disabilities. It was established in July 2009 following the amalgamation of established community accommodation support agencies, Supported Housing Inc and Star Tasmania Inc. STAR took over the operation of another not for profit residential organisation, Tranquillity Base Inc, in December the same year.
With more than 16 sites, STAR provides supported accommodation solutions to Tasmanians with disabilities and their families, in addition to respite services and other daytime and overnight support for people and their loved ones who are in need of immediate support.