Wake Forest Baptist Health Partners with Verily to Improve the Health and Independence of Older Adults

January 31, 2020

Wake Forest Baptist Health and its Center for Healthcare Innovation is partnering with Verily, an Alphabet company, to implement new solutions to improve the health and wellness of older adults and help them remain independent at home.

The research partnership will leverage Wake Forest Baptist’s unique expertise as a national leader in healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease research and clinical care, with Verily’s expertise in product development and engineering. The partners aim to develop more effective ways to connect patients with health care professionals and the resources needed to better deliver long-term rather than episodic care.

“We’re pleased to partner with Verily to assess technologies that will provide older adults with better access to healthcare and wellness without having to leave their homes,” said Jeff Williamson, M.D, chief of geriatric medicine and director, Center for Healthcare Innovation at Wake Forest Baptist Health. “The goal is to help this rapidly growing segment of our population to take an active role in living their most healthy and independent life in a familiar setting – their home.”

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