What Doctors think about New Elder-Care Technologies

1 Feb

Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what doctors think about all these new digital-health gadgets and gizmos flooding the markets promising grand outcomes. We’ve found the views of a senior geriatrician tackling this issue very objectively:

“These days, I look at a lot of websites describing some kind of product or solution related to the healthcare of older adults. Sometimes it’s because I have a clinical problem I’m trying to solve. (Can any of these sleep gadgets provide data — sleep latency, nighttime awakenings, total sleep time — on my elderly patient’s sleep complaints?)

In other cases, it’s because a family caregiver asks me if they should purchase some gizmo or sensor system they heard about. (“Do you think this will help keep my mom safe at home?”)”

Leslie Kernisan, MD, MPH, considers the questions doctors and family caregivers should ask when considering new technology. Read more here on the Healthcare Blog. This is a great guide for assessing value.

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One Response to “What Doctors think about New Elder-Care Technologies”

  1. Topro-USA February 3, 2013 at 10:47 PM #

    Reblogged this on Safe Walkers.

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