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Future News - Digital Divide in Health Care

Digital Divide in Health Care

Digital Divide in Health Care

Weak Signal's progress: basic

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 1 - Health

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Other actions across health themes

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
Digital natives - young people that grew up with the internet - are used to digital devices and services. However, it is mostly old patients who might increasingly profit from technology-based self-services, as digital haemodynamometers or computerized schedules for the hospital stay. But it is also the elderly who are overburdened by this technology. It is an increasing challenge to overcome this digital divide.