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The Role of Digital Health in Integrated Care of Older People

The Role of Digital Health in Integrated Care of Older People

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To introduce the WHO’s Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) and the application of technology for health of older people.

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With the theme of “The Role of Digital Health in Integrated Care of Older People”, the symposium will bring together prominent scholars around the world as well as renowned not-for-profit organizations to participate and introduce the World Health Organization’s Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) and the application of technology for health of older people. The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s project in the area of primary care for older persons using an integrated medic-social approach following the WHO’s philosophy will also be showcased.

About Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has adopted a proactive approach to strengthen the support for senior citizens, and has earmarked over HK$340 million to carry out the five-and-a-half-year “Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project” since 2016 together with the Jockey Club Institute of Ageing and the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University Of Hong Kong, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, and various Non-Government Organisations. The Project is the first city-wide elderly care support project which integrates digital health management technology, community care and professional support.

Objectives:

• To apply eHealth and digital health solutions to empower older people to build self-management habits

• To promote elderly centres as the first point of contact for detecting and addressing the health and social needs of the elderly for healthy ageing

• To pilot eHealth and digital health technology to improve quality of life for the elderly through innovative approach, and to collect, aggregate and analyse the health characteristics and patterns of the elderly through data analytics.

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