Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Mary Walton


This article examines the impact of the accelerated implementation of digital health technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on healthcare inequities. The article will highlight the common factors that create barriers to digital health technology usage for vulnerable and marginalized communities. As the medical community in this COVID-19 era continues to integrate more digital health technologies into patient care, there must be deliberate efforts to create benchmarks to monitor outcomes in vulnerable communities. Identifying and understanding the factors contributing to these inequalities are essential to combating the new wave of healthcare disparities and associated patient outcomes the digital divide will cause in the future.


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