Re: Aging Of America: Internet To the Rescue
It's definitely true that this is a topic that's underdiscussed and underserved relative to how important it is. Actually, I can only speak to that being true here in the United States, but I imagine it's much the same in many parts of the world. RetirementSite's point rings very true - it's an uncomfortable topic, that people would rather not face until they absolutely have to. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this ends up tying in closely with steep medical costs - another topic people would rathere not turn their thoughts to until it's too late. No coincidences there, right?
You're right, Howard, that many people and organizations are dragging their feet when it comes to proper tech adoption. We hear every day about how hospitals are still having trouble with EHRs and regulations therein. That's a far cry from how other industries are taking to tech - my local pizza shop remembers my favorite toppings no problem, no charge (which may be what puts some in the hospital, but that's another topic). Spending time on a site like this one gives me real insight into those struggles from the perspective of the healthcare professionals themselves... but that's small comfort to those facing the rising costs. So the question remains... just how far can technology take us if we stop dragging our feet?