mHealth Congress: Getting underserved communities up to health IT speed

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Underserved communities are not benefiting as much as others from the digitization of healthcare, but initiatives are in place to spread health IT and mobile health tools have the potential to bring previously uninitiated individuals into the healthcare system, according to panelists at the 4th annual mHealth World Congress.

 

Providers from the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., noticed that pediatric patients from certain areas of the city were less likely to have insurance, less likely to have a primary care provider and more likely to visit the emergency department. However, they didn’t necessarily require more emergency care than others.

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