Discussing Health Equity: A Starting Point If you search for statistics on health equity or disparities in the U.S., you will find a plethora of studies and statistics providing examples of inequality in health outcomes for racial and other minority groups. When thinking about how to resolve these inequities, it's important to understand the context … Continue reading Big Data, Regulation, and the Future of Health Equity
Category: Social Justice
Primary Care and Disease Prevention: Examining Health Equity through Informatics
The U.S. government has released its first "HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities." Let's take a look at how racial equity can analyzed and addressed in access to primary care and preventive care - the most vital type resource for keeping populations healthy.
Healthcare, Racism, and IT: How do they intersect?
Systemic racism in America impacts health and wellness in many different ways, from poverty rates to insurance access to quality of care received by healthcare institutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated alarming disparities in healthcare outcomes by race/ethnicity. 80% of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. have been of Black individuals, while only 13.4% of … Continue reading Healthcare, Racism, and IT: How do they intersect?
Can IT Help to Remove Racism from Healthcare?
Racism is a layered and systemic problem in U.S. healthcare. Is IT helping or harming? Can it play a healing role?