"You need to create algorithms and predictive modeling based on all of this data that is being collected."
There also is the challenge of helping more older patients to embrace new technology. "It is a challenge, but it is not an excuse… You have to have a willingness to work with the individual patient and to establish family support to get our older population more connected," he says.
"If you can show that there is a real benefit, then there is an opportunity to overcome the generational barrier."
Christopher Cheney is the senior clinical care editor at HealthLeaders.