The benefits of digital health tools are many. They include fast access to providers, better care management, and patient convenience. But many U.S. adults don’t have the ability to tap into this resource.
As academic medicine integrates digital health tools and uses them across patient care, health systems must understand today’s health disparities and how to address them.
Courtney Lyles, PhD, and Urmimala Sarkar, MD, co-founders of SOLVE Health Tech and faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, are working on doing just that. They say that for academic health systems to continue to innovate while also meeting the needs of underserved communities, providing digitally inclusive care is imperative.