Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project
The population in Hong Kong is ageing, and the number of older people with chronic conditions will continue to grow. In this relation, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has adopted a proactive approach to strengthen the support for senior citizens, and has earmarked HK$138 million to carry out the three-year “Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project” together with the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA), the CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing (IoA) and various NGOs. The Project adopts an innovative approach to encourages the elderly to build self-management habits and gain a better understanding of their own health.
- To apply eHealth solutions to empower individuals to build self-management habits
- To promote elderly centres as the first point of contact for detecting and addressing the health and social needs of the elderly
- To pilot eHealth technology to improve quality of life for the elderly, and analyse the health characteristics and patterns of the elderly through big data analytics