Telehealth and The Digital Divide

Telehealth, which may include services like video doctor visits and remote patient monitoring, offers a variety of benefits – including expanding the reach of overextended physicians, enabling a constant relationship between patients and healthcare providers, making healthcare more accessible and convenient, and providing caregivers with a continuous stream of real-time health data.

For the 19 million Americans without Internet access at home, however, reliable access to telehealth can be a significant challenge. And, for vulnerable populations more statistically likely to need healthcare services, the digital divide even more pronounced – according to Pew Research, only 28% of seniors over the age of 80 have home broadband service.

It is this space in which Sano Health works to make an equitable impact.

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