Internet Health Literacy. Older Americans Left Out as Technology Leaps

November 14, 2014 4:32 PM

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Internet Health Literacy. Older Americans Left Out as Technology Leaps

Telemedicine. Health Apps. Google Hangouts. Technology is quickly outpacing the baby-boomer generation of older Americans. While Millennials, my generation, are comfortable with every new twist and turn of technology, older Americans are quickly left out.

The issue of technology and medicine presents both a problem and opportunities. Take apps like HealthTap. It puts a doctor right on your smartphone. You can ask doctors general questions for free, or have an actual consultation for a fee. Now the key is for app developers to not only think disruptio...

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