Health information technologies for geriatrics: The big picture

Vallaurie Crawford, Shabbir Syed-Abdul

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Nearly five decades ago in 1970, Simone de Beauvoir's "The Coming of Age" painted a broad-strokes picture of urgent issues affecting the welfare of elders in many cultures. Using her agenda and others, this panel will attempt to sketch what specific technological advances and applications offer to older citizens, clients and patients-over these 50 years and into the future. Rapid aging societies warrants the need to transform health systems to be focused on preventions and patient engagement rather than the curative care..

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All: Every Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365


Other13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016


  • " mHealth
  • "The Coming of Age
  • Active aging
  • Assisted living
  • Ehealth
  • Geriatric nursing
  • Mobile apps for health
  • Simone de Beauvoir

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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