'Podnosis': Digital redlining in healthcare and breaking down barriers to care for gender-diverse populations

Even with the pandemic waning, telehealth is here to stay. But is virtual care the golden ticket to a reimagined health system? Katherine Gergen Barnett, M.D., at Boston Medical Center looked into how telehealth exacerbates health inequities—calling it “digital redlining.” In this episode, Annie Burky talks with Barnett about the future of virtual care and health equity. 

Also this week, Anastassia Gliadkovskaya interviews Jerrica Kirkley, M.D., the co-founder and chief medical officer of Plume. They talk about the impact of anti-trans legislation on healthcare and what providers can do to break down barriers to care for gender-diverse populations.

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