Healthy Aging in a Digital World

Elderly people accessing assistive technology for home care and aging.

Portrait of Thomas NesbittThomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.

Emeritus Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances
Emeritus Interim Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences
Healthy Aging in a Digital World Big Idea

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My Passion for this Big Idea

“I became a physician to make people’s lives better. I was also personally affected as I watched my mother battle dementia, and later my mother-in-law, suffer from several chronic illnesses. They faced challenges getting timely care due to a system that is not patient-oriented.

“My passion is to help create new models of care for older adults that go beyond just having their chronic conditions treated. Technology has a key role to play in empowering patients with knowledge and information.”

My passion is to help create new models of care for older adults that go beyond just having their chronic conditions treated. Technology has a key role to play in empowering patients with knowledge and information.

At UC Davis, we believe we can not only create new technological models of care that will allow people to ‘age in place,’ but the Healthy Aging in a Digital World Big Idea will also create new models of health promotion that will lead to more active, happier people.”

 

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