Posts Tagged ‘health status of baby boomers’

Infographic: How Will Aging Baby Boomers Challenge Healthcare?

August 9th, 2017 by Melanie Matthews

By 2029, the last of the Baby Boom generation will reach retirement age. As this population gets older, they present increasing challenges but also opportunities for the U.S. healthcare system, according to a new infographic by Adventist University’s Masters in Health Administration program.

The infographic examines Baby Boomers and their health; health spending on Baby Boomers; the challenges Baby Boomers bring to the healthcare system; and strategies to address the healthcare needs of Baby Boomers.

From home sensors that track daily motion and sleep abnormalities to video visits via teleconferencing, Humana’s nine pilots of remote patient monitoring test technologies to keep the frail elderly at home as long as possible. When integrated with telephonic care management, remote monitoring has helped to avert medical emergencies and preventable hospitalizations among individuals with serious medical and functional challenges.

In Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging Population, Gail Miller, vice president of telephonic clinical operations in Humana’s care management organization, Humana Cares/SeniorBridge, reviews Humana’s expanded continuum of care aimed at improving health outcomes, increasing satisfaction and reducing overall healthcare costs with a more holistic approach.

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Infographic: How Baby Boomers Consume Healthcare

June 27th, 2013 by Melanie Matthews

The average baby boomer suffers from multiple chronic conditions, including hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, accounting for one-third of all healthcare spending, one-third of prescription drug costs and 40 percent of doctors’ visits.

Concordia University-Saint Paul’s infographic, “Baby Boomers Healthcare Boom,” examines baby boomer healthcare spending, the incidence of chronic conditions and changes in healthcare spending since 2011 when the first baby boomers hit age 65.

How Baby Boomers Consume Healthcare

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Plunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac 2013.