Digital Health for Underserved Populations: Barriers and Progress
Digital health programs have great potential to improve patient outcomes, but access to digital care is not equitably distributed. Underserved populations, including patients with low income and patients of color, face a number of hurdles despite standing to benefit most from digital health interventions. There are individual barriers, such as difficulty accessing the Internet or affording medications, let alone digital health devices. But there are also structural barriers on a nationwide scale, from low reimbursement for preventive digital care to a reliance on employer-sponsored health plans to offer digital programs. In this webinar, we’ll explore the current landscape of digital health for underserved populations, share findings from Propeller programs serving these populations, and host a panel discussion on the existing gaps and opportunities to expand access for all.
Dr. Meredith Barrett of Propeller and ResMed will moderate a panel discussion with Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, a physician at Children’s National Hospital and former chief medical officer of Medicaid, Linda Hotchkiss, MD, a psychiatrist and former medical director at Anthem, and Theresa Guilbert, MD, a pediatric pulmonologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.