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


24 April 2017


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

Fact: Canadians are very connected, including seniors. 88.5% of Canadian households have Internet access. Digital health offers important opportunities for advancing care for seniors through programs such as telehomecare. In a study in which the average age of respondents was 75 to 84, 98.3% of telehomecare patients were satisfied with the program. Additionally, growth in the availability of digital health services for Canadians more than doubled between 2014 and 2016.

Source: Internet Live Stats: Telehomecare Patient Experience Survey Summary, 2016. Connecting Patients for Better Health: 2016

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