Press Release: Bridging the Digital Divide: Solutions for Telehealth Access & Equity
Press Release: Bridging the Digital Divide: Solutions for Telehealth
Access & Equity
Contact: Daniel Kaplan
Managing Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: (443) 259-5262
COLUMBIA, MD USA — HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ — JULY 2, 2020: With social distancing orders in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, the adoption of telehealth has increased at a rapid rate. As patients and providers become more comfortable with this technology, widespread adoption of telehealth may become permanent as an alternative to many in-person appointments. While the convenience of telehealth can be beneficial for many individuals and providers, barriers such as unequal distribution of technology infrastructure, mistrust of technology solutions among some patients, and low reimbursement from some payers may leave many patients without equitable access to care through telehealth. How can we ensure the growing use of telehealth enhances access for all patients and does not exacerbate existing disparities for vulnerable populations?
Join IMPAQ President Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi as she leads a conversation with nationally recognized experts on how payers, providers, and policymakers can use telehealth to advance health equity.
Dr. Joe Kvedar, President of the American Telemedicine Association, Dr. Patrice Walker, Chief Medical Officer at Navicent Health, and Abner Mason, Founder and CEO of ConsejoSano, will offer actionable, evidence-based solutions, including:
- Innovative approaches to enhance access to telehealth for marginalized groups
- Steps for navigating regulations that impede health equity
- Recent lessons in expanded access to telehealth
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST