Globally there are an increasing number of older people who require care for a range of health concerns, the most significant of which for our health systems are those with chronic illnesses, or multiple chronic or complex conditions. Even in countries with the best rated healthcare systems, this change in demographics and health care needs poses a significant challenge. Many older people, particularly those in non-urban locations, currently experience a range of vulnerabilities which can impact on their health status. Technological solutions are required to support health systems to be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. In this context, socially accountable care needs to empower older people to make choices which align with their values, while also taking into account professional and familial care-givers, equitable care provision in what are often large and disjointed systems, and resource constraints. Intelligent technologies offer the potential to reduce some of the burden on health care systems, while simultaneously providing person-centered care, enabling improvements to older people’s wellbeing. Through the findings of a relatively simple technology-based health intervention we explore how these benefits will only be realized if such technologies are designed and implemented with exceptional social accountability in place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Human-Centric Computing in a Data-Driven Society. HCC 2020
Subtitle of host publication IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
EditorsDavid Kreps, Taro Komukai, T. V. Gopal, Kaori Ishii
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030628031
ISBN (Print)9783030628024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Nov 2020
Event14th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers: HCC14 2020 - Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 09 Sept 202011 Sept 2020
http://ifiptc9.org/hcc14/ (Conference website)
https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783030628024 (conference proceedings)

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


Conference14th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers
OtherThe 14th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference, was due to take place 9th-11th September 2020, at the Faculty of Global Informatics (iTL), Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. Unfortunately, like many events in 2020, it was cancelled due to COVID-19. Submissions had already been made and reviewing was underway prior to cancellation, however, so, despite some delays, eProceedings progressed apace, and, although slightly later than originally planned, were published on the Springer website in November 2020.
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