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Revisions to Health Information Technology Designs Could Help Seniors Prepare for Health Emergencies

Health information technology should be designed to include information about emergency contacts, diagnoses, and advance directives so older adults are better prepared for health emergencies, according to a new study.

Such information could help caregivers, first responders, and next of kin in emergency circumstances. Researchers interviewed 90 older adults about how they manage information about their health.

Researchers found emergency information was often not up to date and not always kept in a readily apparent location.

To learn more, see Turner et al. (2018). Emergency information management needs and practices of older adults: A descriptive study. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 111, 149-158.

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