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Myth: Digital Health is Only for the Young and Tech Savvy

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24 April 2017

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Myth: Digital health is only for the young and tech savvy.

Fact: Canadians are very connected, including seniors. 90% of Canadian households have Internet access and 74% of Canadians over 55 years old own a smartphone or tablet.

Digital health also offers important opportunities for advancing care for seniors through programs such as telehomecare. Telehomecare can help seniors with chronic conditions improve their quality of life and reduce the number of ED visits and hospital stays they may have.

Source: Diffusion of Smart Devices for Health in Canada — Final Report, September 2017. 2018 Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Factbook, http://bit.ly/2MZR1Pp. See also: http://bit.ly/2MZyDpX.

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