Technology has emerged to affect all levels of healthcare delivery in the United States. Although digital health services known as eHealth hold the promise of improved care and healthier living, an emerging theme in the literature suggests those most likely to benefit from eHealth are least likely to utilize it. This study identifies the gap in the literature of understudied characteristics of adoption and use effecting the aging population. The efficacy of acceptance and use for older adults in Boston is illuminated as the study contributes a deeper understanding by identifying key barriers to utilization of eHealth within this population.
Community of Scholars Day, healthcare, elderly, older adults, ehealth, digital health services
Krebs, Mary, "Assessing the Efficacy of eHealth for Older Adults in Boston: A Qualitative Study" (2016). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 28.