Tuesday, May 17, 2022
David A. Simon (Harvard Law School), Carmel Shachar (Harvard Law School), Telehealth to Address Health Disparities: Potential, Pitfalls, and Paths Ahead, 49 J. L., Med. & Ethics 415 (2021):
Telehealth has the potential to address health disparities, but not without deliberate choices about how to implement it. To support vulnerable patients, health policy leaders must pursue creative solutions such as public-private partnerships, broadband infrastructure, and value-based payment. Without these initiatives or others like them, health disparities are likely to persist despite telehealth’s tantalizing potential.