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Digital health technologies can reinvigorate the aged population

It is a fact that people are living longer. By the year 2020, there will be more people in the U.S. population 65 years of age and older than under five. With this upward trend comes the challenge of how we effectively deliver care to the elderly. According to Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Vice President of Connected Health, a subsidiary of Partners Healthcare, if we don’t come up with a solution, we will eventually run out of professional caregivers to deliver care. One way to meet this challenge is deliver care with remote monitoring technology rather than office visits. Catalia Health already has a robot in development for in-home aging care.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Vice President of Partners Healthcare, eventually we are going to have to look at digital technology to help mass-deliver personalized healthcare.
  • As the aged population continues to grow, remote care technologies are going to be necessary to help deliver care to those with chronic and life-threatening diseases.
  • Remote care monitoring is already one form of technology that is effectively being used for the in-home care of senior citizens.

“It’s hard to argue that steadily increasing lifespans are anything but a positive, but medical breakthroughs over the past few decades have brought with them another pressing challenge for digital health to overcome: aging.”

Read more: http://blog.agfahealthcare.com/digital-health-technologies-can-reinvigorate-the-aged-population/

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