Telemedicine is booming during the pandemic. But it’s leaving people behind.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Washington Post, by Daniel Horn

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Recent headlines have touted the expansion of telehealth as an unexpected “benefit” of the coronavirus pandemic, and policymakers are examining ways to keep it in play after the virus retreats. However, the widely hailed telehealth revolution is leaving our most vulnerable patients behind. Unless health-care systems commit to deploying video technology that is explicitly designed to provide care for our most vulnerable patients, telehealth will further entrench health disparities....