How technology can enable a healthier life

Digital Health Week is an annual celebration that takes place between 11-17 November in Canada. Canada Health Infoway defines digital health as, “the use of information technology/electronic communication tools, services and processes to deliver health care services or to facilitate better health.”

Technology plays a big role in the evolving healthcare landscape. For example, digital tools are enabling people to do things such as book medical appointments or view lab results online, creating efficiencies and making health services more accessible and convenient.

Technology impacts almost every aspect of our life – including health and wellness. Embracing new technologies can be to our benefit by enabling us to live a healthy lifestyle. Wearable technology and apps may help increase physical activity and achieve health and fitness goals, while websites and online tools allow us to track our health and stay connected to families and friends. As technology evolves, it continues to provide new benefits. Whether it is helping older adults stay connected to combat issues such as social isolation, or motivating us to set and achieve new goals, there’s no doubt that there are many positive ways technology can help us as we age.

Read more about the various ways that technology is helping us age well.  

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DISCLAIMER: Many of our Blog Posts were written before the COVID-19 pandemic and thus do not necessarily reflect the latest public health recommendations. While the content of these blogs identify activities that support optimal aging, it is important to defer to the most current public health recommendations such as social distancing and frequent hand washing. Some of the activities suggested within these blogs may need to be modified or avoided altogether to comply with current social distancing recommendations. To view the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit their website.

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