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Issue Brief

The Expansion of Telehealth: Equity Considerations for Policymakers, Providers & Payers

Title
The Expansion of Telehealth: Equity Considerations for Policymakers, Providers & Payers
Author(s)
Stevland Sonnier, Sinead Maharrey, Kevin Van Dyke, Dr. Yael Harris, Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi
Market
IMPAQ Health

Health policy researchers from IMPAQ and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) have been tracking and analyzing the rapid advancements in telehealth delivery and accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief explores how policymakers, providers, and payers can:

  • Increase access to telehealth for diverse patient populations
  • Navigate issues of digital literacy
  • Expand broadband access
  • Shift toward a health care system that incentivizes both value and equity