Comment Neelie (Kroes)
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[...] Take healthcare. Our health institutions were built in a different age; to deal with acute conditions, short-term problems, hospital stays. An older population faces a different challenge: conditions are often chronic, degenerative, and multiple. That calls for a different kind of treatment. One that does not rob people of dignity and independence, but lets them stay active and healthy as they age. And ICT provides many ideas for how to do that; from simple mobile apps that empower people to take control, to entire environments for assisted living.