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Join us on Tuesday April 29, 2014 for eSAC's "Beyond Borders: Migration, ICTs and Health" Open Panel to explore how ICTs can help improve the health of migrants. Our panelists will offer insight on the following questions among others: 1. Which health conditions make migrants a vulnerable group? 2. Which health related situations can be addressed through the use of ICT? 3. How have ICTs contributed to migrant health? Could you provide some examples? 4. What potential do you see in the use of ICTs to improve migrant health? leer mas >>

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Tema 3: Envejecimiento, TIC y salud pública

Aunque actualmente la proporción de adultos mayores en América Latina y el Caribe es menor que en otras regiones del mundo, como Europa Oriental o algunos países asiáticos, es innegable que la estructura por edades de la población latinoamericana está cambiando. Según datos de la Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL), la proporción de la población de 60 años o más en la región pasará del 8% en 2000, a 14.1% en 2025 y a 22.6% en 2050.
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Actualmente la población mundial de 60 años o más representa el 11% de la población y se espera que para el 2050 se incremente al 22%. En ese mismo año el número de personas mayores de 80 años será de 400 millones. De todos ellos, el 80% vivirá en las regiones no desarrolladas.   leer mas >>
This fact sheet has been developed as a tool to provide a basic understanding of the potential of ICT to assist aging populations to achieve better health. The fact that people are living longer worldwide means that it is important for countries to be even more efficient in planning for health.   leer mas >>
Available in http://mashable.com/2014/05/12/google-drive-tips/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link At AARP’s Life@50+ event in Boston last week, 10 startups presented products targeted at AARP’s 38 million members. The products ranged from a mobile...
Introduction: “This publication presents the outcomes of a small qualitative study that took place in the frame of the European Union-funded Home Sweet Home project. It aims at shedding the light to barriers and enablers for the acceptance of new...
Available: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/ehealth-and-ageing "Because Europeans live longer than ever, and because of new and expensive treatments, the costs of health and social care will rise substantially to about 9% of EU GDP in 2050....
This article provides information relating to the changing demographics in Latin America, comparisons to world trends and expected impacts. You can read more at: http://insidecostarica.com/2014/01/31/latin-americas-aging-population-cause-concern/
Available at: http://bit.ly/X9XkTs Abstract: Despite the potential of telehealth services to increase the quality and accessibility of healthcare, the success rate of such services has been disappointing. The purpose of this paper is to find and...
Available at: http://bit.ly/1rBlr6B Abstract: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is crucial in the management of cardiovascular disease (CVD), yet attendance is poor. Mobile technology (mHealth) offers a potential solution to increase reach of CR. This...
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1tKP1Ir Abstract: Background: The use of telemedicine in acute stroke care can facilitate rapid access to treatment, but the work required to embed any new technology into routine practice is often hidden, and can be...
Available at: http://1.usa.gov/1kaORtP Abstract: Background: Mobile health (mHealth) has undergone exponential growth in recent years. Patients and healthcare professionals are increasingly using health-related applications, at the same time as...

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