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I made this presentation at the Global Health Forum sponsored by the Italian Embassy to the US in Washington, DC on October 12, 2010.

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  • 1. Healthy Aging 2.0: The Power of Digital Health and Wellness
    Jay M. Bernhardt, PhD, MPH
    Director, Center for Digital Health and Wellness
    Professor and Chair, Health Education and Behavior
    Amanda K. Hall, MHSE, MS
    Doctoral Research Associate
    Embassy of Italy - Global Health ForumHealthy Aging Globally: A Life Cycle ApproachOctober 12, 2010
  • 2. Healthy Aging and New Technology
    EUROPEAN COMMISSIONSpecial issue on healthcare: Healthy ageing and the future of public healthcare systems
    “ICT (Information and communication technology) has become an important driver in medicine … Telemedicine and the telemonitoring of health status might also meet special needs of an elderly population… allowing the elderly to live longer in their own home and more independently …while reducing the costs for inpatient care.”
  • 3. The Age of the “E-Patient”
    ≈ 75% of internet users look online for health information
    ≈ 60% of e-patients used online health information for asking clinical questions or getting a second opinion
    ≈ 75% of e-patients with a chronic condition say their last health search affected a treatment decision
    E-Patient = Engaged, Educated, Empowered
  • 4. Change in Internet Use by Age, 2000-2010
  • 5. Older Adults and Technology Adoption
    Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE)
    Training programs can impact efficacy & anxiety
  • 6. “Web 2.0”
    Web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration.
    Users can interact or collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them.
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
  • 7. Older Adults and Social Media
  • 8. Older Adults and Social Media
    2010 survey of adults age 50+ who use the internet by Pew Internet in American Life
    Half (47%) of internet users ages 50-64 & quarter (26%) of users age 65 and older use social media
    One in ten (11%) aged 50-64 and one in twenty (5%) who are 65+ read/share personal updates
    Social networking = Informed decisions + Community engagement + Social support
  • 9. “Health 2.0”
    “The use of a specific set of (Web 2.0) tools by actors in health care including doctors, patients, and scientists, using principles of open source and generation of content by users, and the power of networks in order to personalize health care, collaborate, and promote health education.”
    Hughes B, Joshi I, Wareham J. Health 2.0 and Medicine 2.0: Tensions and Controversies in the Field, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 10(3): e23
  • 10. Health 2.0 Applications
  • 11. Older Adults and “mHealth”
    Home broadband access in US
    All Adults: 60% 50-64: 56% 65+: 26%
    % of AdultsOwn CellphoneWireless Internet
    18-29 90% 84%
    30-49 88% 64%
    50-64 82% 49%
    65+ 57% 20%
  • 12. “mHealthy Aging”
  • 13. “Healthy Aging 2.0”
    Based on definition by West Virginia Rural Healthy Aging Network
  • 14. Grazie &Thank you