The Future of Access and Delivery- Who is Getting Left Out of Telehealth and What Does it Take to Deliver More Accessible Virtual Care for Everyone?
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, utilization of telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and virtual hospitals and smart home solutions has skyrocketed. While increased utilization has been rightly celebrated, many groups have fallen through the cracks. Elderly patients, rural patients, those with disabilities, language barriers, or lack of access to technology or sufficient internet connectivity have been left behind. !n this session, we will dive into where groundbreaking technologies and programs are making a demonstrable difference in outcomes and experiences for patients previously underserved by virtual health solutions and what health systems can do to better reach these sections of their patient populations,
- How do different groups adopt virtual health? What are the reasons certain groups are being left behind?
- In which populations and specialties is virtual health having the best outcomes? What are they doing right?
- How can we make virtual health more adaptable and accessible?