Every aspect of modern society is affected by technology (Try to think of an industry that isn’t!). Banking, transportation, security, communication, and healthcare all rely on technology in one way or another. But in medicine and healthcare the impact is considerably greater. From electronic medical records, to advances in bio-medical engineering and patient facing technology, delivery methods are changing at an ever increasing rate.
Today there is more emphasis being made by giving the ‘patient’ greater control of their own care with the use of technology. Advances to improve the delivery of healthcare services using technology are rising but are these technological innovations accessible to all, regardless of age or disability?