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.
To learn more about topics in this episode:
- These startups are trying to reach communities often marginalized in healthcare. Here's how they do it
- YouTube, KFF and others team on health equity educational video
- Industry widely sees equity as important, but lacks concrete steps to address it, survey finds
- To reach homeless individuals in need, NYC Health + Hospitals expands tele-behavioral health to shelters, mobile street clinics
- LGBTQ+ care providers calling for advocacy, education to push back against anti-transgender efforts
- At least 24 hospitals, providers have been targeted online and offline over gender-affirming care, report says
- In new executive order, Biden seeks to protect LGBTQ+ access to affirming care, expand provider training
- DOJ must investigate and prosecute those behind children's hospital harassment campaign, medical groups say
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