Keynote 4 – AI for chronic conditions and elderly care: what is the role of technology
The national healthcare system is subject to strong pressures that mine the long term sustainability of the system. According to the Italian National Statistic Institution, 85% of Italians
above 65 years old declare to have at least 1 chronic condition. In addition, 16% of patients with 1 chronic condition are belonging to generation Z.
Despite the explosion and the availability of clinical and research data, the digitalization of this sector is still lagging behind many other industries offering the opportunity to embark in digital transformation projects that could results in better healthcare outcome and/or cost savings. Technology can play a relevant role: AI, together with IoT, Cloud, Telemedicine, Blockchain, can support healthcare professionals in better services, reduced clinical risks, deeper diagnostic insights, treatment personalization and many other use cases that can facilitate the interaction between medical doctors and citizens and care givers.
And this is especially true in chronic patient management, where technology could enable new models of care simplifying the interaction of different stakeholders (general practitioners, specialist, patients, nurses, care givers, social assistance), and the exchange of data through the whole clinical pathway.