HEALTH IT: Digital Access and Health Disparities, 9/19/2014

September 19, 2014

Digital Access and Health Disparities

Digital disparities are reflecting and amplifying issues of health access and may be a new forefront in the fight for health equity. Those most likely to have access to the internet or a smart phone are also likely to be wealthier, and this fact suggests the increase in health information accessibility. Vish Vishwanath, professor at Harvard School of Public Health, calls for increased internet access for the low-income and most vulnerable populations, so that they can visit the websites of hospitals …

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