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Canadian Integrated Health Alliance participates in “Ageing and place in a digitizing world"

06 April 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Canadian Integrated Health Alliance ( www.cihalliance.org) recently united some of our top researchers in seniors health care with their counterparts in Sweden and Germany to participate in a 3 year study program on “Ageing and place in a digitizing world”.  Specifically the project will explore the interaction between technologyplace and learning, and aims to inform policy on how technology can improve the quality of care of elderly.


Once approved, the “transnational” study will examine how digital devices can improve on the provision of health and social care services for older adults. It is hoped that digitization will advance the treatment of chronic or degenerative diseases and eventually become a new platform for doctor-patient communication.


According to WHO, the six “basic concepts of quality” are effective, efficient, accessible, acceptable/patient-centered, equitable, and safe” delivery of health care. While digitalization usually addresses the first two concepts, accessible and patient-centered health technology may be an issue if seniors have limited digital literacy or may be cognitively impaired.  The consortium proposes to look at the concepts of quality care through local programs unfolding throughout Canada, Sweden, and Germany

 

For more information about this study program and related e Health initiatives for “Active and Healthy Ageing in Canada, please contact Alex Szucs, President of the Canadian Alliance at aszucs@bell.net.