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By Dave Muoio March 18, 2019
New technologies focused on communication, cognitive health and healthcare access are core to addressing the US’ ballooning senior demographic, according to a report recently published by The White House’s Task Force on Research and Development for Technology to Support Aging Adults. These areas — along with transportation, personal mobility and independent living activities — should be among the...
By Dave Muoio November 13, 2018
The National Institutes of Health’s support of digital health technologies and research continues with its latest grant, a $13.4 million award to Pennsylvania State University. According to an article from Penn State’s news group, the money will support an investigation that uses mobile devices and applications to explore the development of late-in-life neurological conditions. In addition, the...
By Laura Lovett September 17, 2018
Healthcare faces the massive challenge of an aging population, which means not only caring for patients with chronic illness but finding the resources to care for this population. However, this worldwide challenge could be what pushes the industry toward innovation, Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO explained at Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California this morning. In the US 49 percent of healthcare...
By Dave Muoio October 26, 2017
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. “We’re not getting any younger, either individually or as a society. In fact, for the first time in history, by 2020 there’ll be more people over 65 than under five,” Dr....