Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 11 | ARTICLE

Title: E-HEALTH: JUST A COMBINATION OF TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH?! THE CASE OF THE ELDERELY PEOPLE

Author: Henrique Gil (hteixeiragil@ipcb.pt)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 11

Abstract:
Over the past years a combination has been witnessed, closer and closer, between technology and the different areas and services within the knowledge society. Whereas Portugal and the European Union are undergoing a period of progressive ageing, it is intended to focus attention on a group of citizens where this new possibility might bring a real added value: elderly citizens. Among the elderly, the possibility that they may come to enjoy the services of e-Health implies that this group of citizens, usually associated with the group of info-excluded, has to acquire a set of skills and digital literacy that will allow them to use and handle these digital technology devices.

Keywords: e-Health, informed patient, active ageing; elderly, digital technologies




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