Morris Panner of Forbes published an article about technology adoption as key to improving outcomes for the Baby Boomer generation. Panner commented on the increasing number of older adults due to the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, with older people are projected to outnumber children by 2030. Panner reports that the high demand and low supply of health care for the growing geriatric population are being met by an increase in chronic illness among this age demographic, showing the importance of using digital health technologies to improve quality and accessibility to older Americans.
Panner stated that Baby Boomers are using more smart technology and are open to using digital health solutions (e.g., appointment reminders, after-hours visits, daily support, classes, follow-up appointments). He also noted the emergence of health information exchanges (HIE) that allow for more access to electronic medical information among providers.