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Aging & Technology
More than ever before, technology is making leaps and bounds in connected healthcare. But, is this technology actually helping the caregiver?
Our social listening and secondary research explores this question by taking a close look at current data and conversations around the needs of caregivers today. This research provided a clearer picture of the caregiver mindset and their current technology pain points. Conclusions are provided that will help guide future AgingWell Hub communications.
Spoken Hub: Creating Integrated Environments Conducive to Aging Well
The AgingWell Hub convened The Spoken Hub: Creating Integrated Environments Conducive to Aging Well on September 21, 2016 to explore ideas for creating an ecosystem that is better equipped to provide for the needs of an aging population.
Please click on the videos below to watch the remarks, and share your reaction to the discussion with the AgingWell Hub on Twitter @AgingWellHub.
RESOURCES & INSIGHTS
Hub is in the name and in our vision. In accordance with the AgingWell Hub’s commitment to open innovation, we will collaborate with older adults, caregivers, healthcare systems, caregivers, payers, policy makers, corporate innovators, entrepreneurs, academia and non-profits to co-create a central repository of information for all those who identify with our mission of aging well – and we’ve already gotten started.
Philips and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative Partnership Working Session Series “Aging Well”
Through collaborative partnership and joint research, Philips and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) conducted a multi-year, three-part study on aging. Experts and industry leaders came together to examine the results and explore solutions to help people age at the place they call home for as long as possible.
The results of the Philips/GSEI study and the individual barriers to technology were discussed in an expert roundtable at Georgetown University. Meeting participants included thought leaders with expertise in aging, residential and commercial development, city planning, healthcare, technology, and policy.
Our aging research shows caregivers already spend an average of 66 hours per month on basic home health care activities, and are so focused on their role as guardian for the care recipient that meeting basic needs for personal hygiene, food, safety, health, etc. all come before technology.
Coordinated care and telehealth have the potential to deliver cost-efficient quality care to chronically ill patients. The ultimate goal of these services is to improve health and help patients help themselves by giving them more independence, freedom and control over their health and lifestyle. However, translating clinical evidence to large scale deployment requires significant organizational and structural changes in healthcare.
The Intensive Ambulatory Care (IAC) pilot program, part of the overall telehealth program at Banner Health, focuses on the most complex and highest cost patients – the top five percent of patients who account for 50% of healthcare spend. Launched in 2013, the program aims to improve patient outcomes, care team efficiency, and prevent IAC patients from entering the acute care environment, where costs are significantly higher.
To date, the IAC pilot program has: