In October 2017, GCOA launched the Remote Care Delivery initiative, which aims to leverage and mobilize cross-sector expertise to advance the uptake of RCD as a driver of healthy, active, and productive aging, and to encourage action at the global policy level. RCD includes videoconferencing with healthcare providers, tablet-based patient education, and devices that can prompt and track diet, exercise, and medication usage. It creates benefits across the health care system leading to reduced costs and improved outcomes for patients.
In October 2018, GCOA organized and host an expert consultation in partnership with the OECD and Cornell Tech. The roundtable discussion explored the challenges, technological breakthroughs, and health system benefits of remote care monitoring and delivery in a global context. For more information about this event, please visit the OECD website.