An exploratory study of the role of eHealth in healthy ageing

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This paper identifies the role of electronic Health (eHealth) in supporting healthy ageing (HA) and explores the factors which impacts on technology acceptance. An exploratory study was conducted to capture experiences of fifteen participants. The results show that seniors require awareness about the benefits of eHealth technologies and how the advances in ehealth technologies can assist benefiting seniors. The outcomes of this study can play a vital role for policy makers and relevant health bodies in determining the adoptability of eHealth technologies to cost effectively manage needs of increasing aged population in many developed countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 18th international conference on e-Health networking, applications and services (Healthcom)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509033706
ISBN (Print)9781509033713 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on E-health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom) - Sofitel Munich and BMW Welt, Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Sept 201617 Sept 2016 (Conference website) (Conference program)


Conference2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on E-health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)
OtherIEEE HealthCom 2016 aims at bringing together interested parties from around the world working in the healthcare field to exchange ideas, discuss innovative and emerging solutions, and develop collaborations.

Healthcare is one of the largest industries with 5-18% of GDPs spent on health and Care globally. The healthcare budgets of the vast majority of nations continue to outgrow their GDPs. Social, demographic, economic and technological factors are the drivers for ever faster changing healthcare models. While the demographic shifts in the populations display significant socio-economic challenges they trigger more and more opportunities for innovators in the areas of sensor technology the Internet of Things, Robotics, e-health, m-Health, Cloud Computing and emerging technologies such as 5G, Big Data, SDNs, NFV, Precision and Personalized Medicine. However, the integration of innovative technology into society is associated with a lot of complexities. Social technological alignment and societal acceptance of technology requires sound solutions with regards to ethical, legal, social and security challenges.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original contributions covering completed or ongoing work related to the e-Health area
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