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IS THERE A (SILVER) DIGITAL PATIENT IN CROATIA?
IS THERE A (SILVER) DIGITAL PATIENT IN CROATIA?

Author(s): Aleksandar Erceg, Agneza Aleksijević, Marko Aleksijević
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, Health and medicine and law, Gerontology, ICT Information and Communications Technologies, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku
Keywords: silver economy; healthcare; e-health; digital patient; computer literacy;
Summary/Abstract: The silver economy is a relatively new term representing demographic change and explaining the aging of the population as the economic potential. As a result, global population aging has a strong influence on the economy and society. However, national governments and rural and urban people are not adequately prepared for the aging population growth. The healthcare sector sees the elderly population as one of its most essential consumers due to the many disorders connected with age. The connection between the silver economy and the health sector allows us to qualify and view aging as a consumer group that shapes the health market and directly influences health policymaking. Population aging affects a country’s economic potential and implies socio-health aspects. Active again communicates the specific and more demanding needs of the elderly population, which can be seen through public and personal consumption, primarily through health services, emphasizing medicine consumption. As one of the potential viewpoints for both the silver and healthcare sectors, a growing number of older people are acquainted with the benefits digital technology can provide. With the use of e-tools and information technology, the healthcare sector can also increase its effectiveness for the elderly population. Thus, in this chapter, we analyze the potential of implementing different e-tools in the healthcare sector, especially toward aging people. In the research, we analyze the potential of the elderly and the elderly population and their attitudes and contribution to the health system as the majority consumers of health services.

  • Page Range: 257-272
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English