Title

Telemedicine and the battle for health equity: Translating temporary regulatory orders into sustained policy change

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Dermatology

Publication Date

2020-08-08

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Dermatology | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Infectious Disease | Race and Ethnicity | Telemedicine | Virus Diseases

Abstract

At this moment in the United States, we are battling two of the largest public health crises of our time: the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism, which has existed for centuries but recently came into sharper public focus. In tandem, these public health crises mean that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a disproportionate burden of disease incidence, hospitalizations, and deaths on our most vulnerable communities. As medical professionals, there has never been a more important time to systematically address health equity in policy and practice.

Keywords

Teledermatology, Health Equity, Social Justice, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Access, Cost, Remote Care

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.jaad.2020.08.016

Source

Kassamali B, Haddadi NS, Rashighi M, Cavanaugh-Hussey M, LaChance A. Telemedicine and the battle for health equity: Translating temporary regulatory orders into sustained policy change. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Aug 8:S0190-9622(20)32373-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.08.016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32781185; PMCID: PMC7414778. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32781185

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