Scoping review of communication technologies for engaging patients, families and caregivers in the health care system

New communication technologies—the Internet, social media and phones—offer exciting opportunities for promoting and improving health. Listen to University of Toronto’s Dr. Anthony Lombardo, PhD review the use of technologies to empower, engage and support frail older adult patients, their families and caregivers. Conducted in collaboration with the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, this project engaged researchers and community organizations from a variety of professions and disciplines to assess user-friendly tools for improving the health and well-being, and to identify further research on enabling technologies that support frail older adults and their caregivers.

CFN believes that caring for the frail elderly is a complex, Canada-wide issue that requires multi-faceted, national strategies and solutions, and our monthly webinars are one way we bring together talented people to focus on this goal.

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Anthony Lombardo, has a PhD in Social and Behavioural Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, from the University of Toronto. He was Network Manager with the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly. Concurrent with CFN-funded research, he has been project manager on the National Prevalence Study on the Mistreatment of Older Adults in Canada.