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.
Foster SG. Understanding the Digital Divide in Healthcare in the COVID-19 Era. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2023; 5(1).
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