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Weekly Now: A Push for More Equitable Telehealth

Feb. 9, 2021

With many more people using remote medical services as a result of the pandemic, the association that represents the telehealth field wants to make sure that it’s serving the public equitably.

At its ATA EDGE Policy Conference last week, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced the creation of the Telehealth Equity Coalition, which will analyze data on the use of telehealth services around the country. ATA will team with the telehealth provider Hims & Hers and the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved.

In a news release, ATA CEO Ann Mond Johnson said the pandemic, while creating challenges, also offers opportunities to tap into the long-term potential of telehealth.

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