Data dive: Digital health making a surprising impact for older patients

When it comes to digital health, conventional wisdom has long suggested that senior citizens aren’t interested in adopting, engaging, or even trying new technologies.  

And truthfully, there was a reason for that belief because up until recently, the data has suggested that virtual care is a young person’s game. Accenture’s 2020 Digital Health Consumer Survey, in fact, found that younger generations were more open to receiving virtual care from entities outside their provider relationship. The data suggested that only 20 percent of Baby Boomers were willing to try virtual care from tech companies.