New Horizons in the role of digital data in the healthcare of older people

Geridata Group, Jane AH Masoli, Oliver Todd, Jennifer Kirsty Burton, Christopher Wolff, Jonathan Hewitt, Simon Conroy, James van Oppen, Chris Wilkinson, Ruth Evans, Atul Anand, Joe Hollinghurst, Cini Bhanu, Victoria Keevil, Emma Vardy

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UNLABELLED: There are national and global moves to improve effective digital data design and application in healthcare. This New Horizons commentary describes the role of digital data in healthcare of the ageing population. We outline how health and social care professionals can engage in the proactive design of digital systems that appropriately serve people as they age, carers and the workforce that supports them.

KEY POINTS: Healthcare improvements have resulted in increased population longevity and hence multimorbidity. Shared care records to improve communication and information continuity across care settings hold potential for older people. Data structure and coding are key considerations. A workforce with expertise in caring for older people with relevant knowledge and skills in digital healthcare is important.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume52
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Digital
  • Data
  • Older People
  • Frailty
  • Workforce

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