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Increasing life expectancy, coupled with declining fertility rates since the early 1970s, will create a population with a record high proportion of retirees.

But NSW Secretary of Health Elizabeth Koff says she is “very confident” that by 2026 most people would be using smart devices to access their digital records and view test results, appointments and management plans, while controlling who has access to that information.

“It’s going to be a very, very big game changer,” says Koff.

But, from another perspective, what looms ahead is shortage and crisis.

If demography is not destiny, it is at least a direction.

Vision disorders, hearing loss and chronic musculoskeletal disorders will follow suit. Within a decade new HIV infections will be virtually eradicated thanks largely to a breakthrough NSW-based trial of an pre-exposure prophylactic drug (Pr EP) launched in May, experts say.

Hepatitis C cases will have almost completely dried up, with the government announcing affordable access to effective combination drugs in July.

Though those projections are more than a decade old they continue to offer a compelling snapshot of the future health of people living in Sydney.

The report predicted the incidence of dementia in NSW will more than double between 20, driven by the ageing population.

And the demographics of the Sydney population mean that even as the opportunities for learning and progress in health and education loom brighter than before, they also mean the pressure on resources and infrastructure could, in pockets of the city, become unbearable.

uring the next decade, the full force of the post-war baby boom will start to impact on the state’s health system.

idespread use of patient-controlled electronic health records will drive the shift away from the fragmented healthcare system.