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Baby boomers ready for health IT

A survey recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research indicates baby boomers may be more ready for health technology than previously expected. ‹As they age, baby boomers (born 1946-1964) will have increasing medical needs and are likely to place large demand on health care resources,ˆ explain researchers. ‹Consumer health technologies may help stem rising health care needs and costs by improving provider-to-patient communication, health monitoring, and information access and enabling self-care.ˆ