Document Type

Research Project

Publication Date

Fall 11-17-2023


The increasing aging population and the prevalence of chronic diseases among lower socioeconomic groups have led to higher healthcare spending on chronic care management. In this paper, the study revolves around the utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the management of chronic diseases, with a particular focus on the elderly population. The study examines various digital health interventions, including eHealth, mHealth, electronic health records, remote monitoring, wearable devices, clinical decision support systems, telehealth, and telemedicine, in the context of chronic disease management. The opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses of digital technology are discussed, highlighting the potential benefits of ICT in improving healthcare outcomes and reducing the severity of chronic conditions. The paper also addresses the barriers to the adoption of digital health interventions, such as lack of skills, privacy concerns, limited access to high-quality healthcare, and disparities in internet connectivity. Despite these barriers, the integration of ICT in healthcare has shown promising results, empowering patients, enhancing self-management, reducing relapse, and increasing patient participation. The study concludes by emphasizing the significance of digital health technology in addressing the challenges posed by the aging population and chronic diseases, while also acknowledging the need for further research and policy considerations for effective implementation.