We are inviting healthcare organizations, startups, and tech companies to join us for our exclusive B2B collaboration event, this time focused on ELDERLY HEALTH:
>This is an opportunity for health organizations to meet startups and technological solutions that address challenges in Elderly Health
>This is an opportunity for startups and technological solutions to meet potential collaborators and customers from around the globe
This event will take place virtually on the 23th of May at 11:00 – 13:00 Israel time
If you are a healthcare organization who is interested in this topic, or a startup/tech company who can address challenges in this topic, feel free to register HERE
This event is free for approved participants.
This event will address challenges in the following areas: (click on the titles for more details)
Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the background and details of the topic and the individual challenges as presented below:
The aging population is a global phenomenon. Across many nations the combination of increasing life expectancy and decreasing birth rates has led to a “paradigm shift” in the priorities and operations of healthcare systems. Elderly populations around the globe utilize healthcare services significantly more than their non-elderly counterparts, which creates resource and budgetary strains on healthcare systems. The percentage of the population who are deemed “elderly” is expected to grow over the coming decades, and healthcare systems are rapidly trying to adjust to meet the increasing demand for elderly health.
Elderly Health, sometimes referred to as the “3rd Age”, can reach up to thirty years, and is typically divided into three different stages:
>>Transition (typically ages 60 - 70)
The first stage of Elderly Health begins with the mental and behavioral adjustment out of the active workforce. This is frequently challenging for individuals as it creates disruptions in day-to-day activities and social constructs. From the healthcare perspective, this phase emphasizes maintaining independence, prevention, and reducing the severity of potential future medical complications.
>>The “Golden Years” (typically ages 70 - 80)
The second stage of Elderly Health is when the physical aspects of aging start to become noticeable, and sometimes acute. This is also typically when independence starts to decrease, which creates an increasing need for family and/or caregiver involvement. Healthcare in this phase typically involves increasing frequency of monitoring and assessment, prevention, and the unfortunate onset of many of the typical medical situations that affect the elderly population.
>>The “3rd Age” (typically 80 and up)
The final stage of Elderly Health is typically characterized by the physical manifestations of aging. Chronic conditions, both acute and non-acute, are common, and require an increasing amount of attention. Palliative care may also become relevant for individuals in this stage. Healthcare in this stage focuses on management of chronic conditions, with the goal of reducing the need for acute intervention.
The health challenges in the third age arise from two characteristics - the life situations in which a person can find himself and the essential issues that characterize the field of health at this age.
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Challenges to Elderly Health
There are many challenges that face elderly health, which overlap across all three of the stages:
Maintaining Independence and Healthy Aging at Home
Independence in daily activities, such as: bathing, toileting, dressing, mobility, eating or hygiene
Independent Mobility - transferring to/from a car, difficulty getting in and out of a chair or bed, moving between floors, unsteadiness while walking, etc…
Fall prevention - preventing falls from standing and seated positions, preventing falls from wheelchairs
Continuous health monitoring - blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, blood glucose levels, oxygen saturation, body temperature, body weight, etc.
Maintaining cognitive abilities - maintaining attention & concentration, preserving memory and slowing progression of memory loss
Encouraging a healthy lifestyle - healthy eating, physical activity and social engagement and active participation in daily life.
Reducing loneliness and isolation
Care Continuum: Optimizing relevant data collection and integration for the elderly population (healthcare, welfare, social services, municipal services…) the collection of information regarding elderly individuals in an integrated manner (healthcare, welfare, social security, and social status)
Increasing survey responsiveness
Predictive Analytics to identify deterioration
Home Care for Prevalent Clinical Situations of Elderly Health (chronic and non-chronic)
With an emphasis on chronic conditions characterized in the geriatric population third age, such as: arthritis, heart disease, respiratory diseases, stroke, cancer, obesity, underweight, diabetes, depression as well as non-chronic conditions such as: orthopedics, ophthalmology, etc...
Remote Diagnostics of chronic and non-chronic conditions relevant to elderly populations
Enabling remote synchronous and asynchronous diagnosis
Remote Monitoring of chronic and non-chronic conditions relevant to elderly population
Identification and alerting of any relevant changes in condition of elderly patient
Promoting preventive care, including remote assessment of biomarkers including weight and nutrition
Remote Treatment of chronic and non-chronic conditions relevant to elderly populations
Maintaining continuity of care for any clinical situations that affect the elderly population
Enabling remote synchronous and asynchronous treatment
The ability to save lives quickly
Increasing ability to carry out life-saving measures quickly and remotely in crisis situations
Sleep impairments, including difficulty in sleeping, COPD, difficulty falling asleep, etc.
Psychosocial support and social services - reducing feelings of loneliness, reducing stress, empathy, and preventing abuse
Early and efficient referral processes between various types of healthcare providers – including data interoperability of medical records and effectively transferring information to relevant healthcare providers
Prevention bed ulcers
Management, Treatment and Diagnosis of Complex and Co-Morbid Patients
Improving Multi - disciplinary care coordination
Creating a shared and complete picture of the patient's condition while highlighting critical data and flooding "red flags"
Managing communication, continuity of care, and the transfer of information between members of the multi-disciplinary team in complex patients, including across care settings (community, out-patient, in-patient, home)
Coordinating treatment schedules between multidisciplinary care teams according to clinical situation, provider availability, and patient preferences
Enabling multi-modal assessment of complex patient and highlighting relevant clinical points to the care team
Tools for summarizing the medical information and effectively making it accessible to the relevant therapeutic agent
Effective monitoring of complex and co-morbid elderly patients
Early detection and prevention of deterioration
Early detection and response to behavioral disorders (MCI, dementia, etc…)
Monitoring and detection of infections
Tracking patient biomarkers, including nutrition, weight, and any other parameters relevant to complex elderly populations
Improving treatment for complex and co-morbid patients
Improving the quality and efficiency of treatment for complex elderly populations
Efficient integration of secondary aspects of care, including sleep, fall prevention, medication adherence, etc…
Enabling independent utilization of therapy practices and adherence to therapy protocols.
Effective pain treatment and pain management, including non-medical options and methods for assessing pain in non-communicative patients
Identifying contraindications between medications
Personalization of multiple medications treatments according to individual patient needs and clinical relevance
Increasing adherence to medication protocols
Knowledge management and knowledge sharing between therapists in relation to innovative solutions for complex diseases
Accessibility, Access and Adaptation of Medical Services and Products to the Elderly Population
Access to comprehensive information and services for the patient
Improving accessibility of medical information, catered to elderly populations
Improving accessibility of non-medical information, catered to the elederly population (ex guardianship, power of attorney, legal, etc…)
Adapting care and technology to the specific needs of elderly patients
Adapting devices and software to meet the elderly population
Adapting devices and software to meet physical limitation of elderly populations, including functional needs, limited mobility, or disability
Adapting the physical environment of the patient to improve care
Accessing linguistically and culturally adapted information
Adapting the patient's physical environment to his needs
Families and Caregivers of Elderly Patients
Developing relevant health literacy for families and caregivers of elderly patients
Providing tools to involve families and caregivers in the active management of elderly patients, including relevant medical information
Effectively and efficiently involving families and caregivers with clinical care team
Emotional / behavioral support for families and caregivers of elderly populations, including legal and financial support as needed
Strengthening the role of family in promoting independence in the elderly individual,
Reducing Care Provider Burnout and Attrition
Tools and services to reduce burnout for providers who deal with elderly populations, including improving work conditions across all types of care settings
Tools and services that can assist with staffing constraints for elderly populations, including attracting and retaining staff
Improving and automating care processes, including effective integration of relevant data and information and reducing administrative/bureaucratic tasks (like lab results, discharge papers, etc…)
Reducing physical demands on staff, (storage, lifting, turning patients, equipment, etc…)
Increasing empathy among caregivers and preventing abuse
Tools for improving the employee experience - providing information, managing shifts and vacations, detecting signs of burnout, strengthening connectedness and cohesion
Adapting the work environment to the characteristics of care in the third age
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Challenges Mapping Partners: