Tech-Savvy Seniors Want Online Options to Access Care from Home, Accenture Survey Shows

Tech-Savvy Seniors Want Online Options to Access Care from Home, Accenture Survey Shows

Just as an estimated 3.9 million Americans are reaching 65 years old this year1, an Accenture (NYSE:ACN) survey shows there is growing demand among tech-savvy seniors (67 percent) who want to access healthcare services from home, but the majority (66 percent) are worried today’s technology isn’t sufficient to do so.

“Just as seniors are turning to digital tools for banking, shopping, entertainment and communications, they also expect to handle certain aspects of their healthcare services online,” said Kaveh Safavi M.D., global managing director of Accenture’s health business. “What this means for healthcare systems is that they need to consider the role that digital technology can play in making healthcare more convenient for patients of all ages at every touch point.”

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