Brookings Institution: 5 building blocks to help achieve greater health equity

A recent report published by Brookings Institution highlighted that telehealth could reduce inequities in care because it brings health care services directly to a patient’s home, allowing a more comprehensive understanding of the conditions in which a patient resides. Telehealth can also improve access and the quality of care for people who are unable or less willing to seek traditional, in-person health services. As caregivers refine this tool, and as federal investment in broadband improves access for more communities, telehealth could prove to be an important way to reduce inequities in care.