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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. The Promises and Perils of Digital Strategies in Achieving Health Equity: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23439.
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THE PROMISES AND PERILS
OF DIGITAL STRATEGIES
IN ACHIEVING
HEALTH EQUITY

Workshop Summary

Karen M. Anderson and Steve Olson, Rapporteurs

Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity
and the Elimination of Health Disparities

Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Health and Medicine Division

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. The Promises and Perils of Digital Strategies in Achieving Health Equity: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23439.
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. The promises and perils of digital strategies in achieving health equity: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23439.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. The Promises and Perils of Digital Strategies in Achieving Health Equity: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23439.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON THE PROMISES AND PERILS OF DIGITAL STRATEGIES IN ACHIEVING HEALTH EQUITY1

GILLIAN BARCLAY (Co-Chair), Aetna Foundation

ANTONIA M. VILLARRUEL (Co-Chair), University of Pennsylvania

CAROLINE McKAY, U.S. Outcomes Research, Merck

MELISSA SIMON, Northwestern University

ROHIT VARMA, University of Southern California

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

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ROUNDTABLE ON THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH EQUITY AND THE ELIMINATION OF HEALTH DISPARITIES1

MILDRED THOMPSON (Co-Chair), PolicyLink

ANTONIA M. VILLARRUEL (Co-Chair), University of Pennsylvania

PATRICIA BAKER, Connecticut Health Foundation

GILLIAN BARCLAY, Aetna Foundation

ANNE C. BEAL, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

NED CALONGE, The Colorado Trust

IRENE DANKWA-MULLAN, National Institutes of Health

JAMILA DAVISON, ACM Medical Transition Care

FRANCISCO GARCIA, Pima County Department of Health

ALLAN GOLDBERG, Merck & Co., Inc.

J. NADINE GRACIA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

JEFFREY A. HENDERSON, Black Hills Center for American Indian Health

EVE J. HIGGINBOTHAM, University of Pennsylvania

CARA V. JAMES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

OCTAVIO MARTINEZ, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

NEWELL McELWEE, Merck & Co., Inc.

PHYLLIS W. MEADOWS, The Kresge Foundation

AMELIE G. RAMIREZ, University of Texas Health Science Center

MELISSA SIMON, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

CHRISTINE TORBERT, Health Resources and Services Administration

PATTIE TUCKER, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ROHIT VARMA, University of Illinois–Chicago

WINSTON F. WONG, Kaiser Permanente

TERRI D. WRIGHT, American Public Health Association

HMD Staff

KAREN M. ANDERSON, Senior Program Officer

COLIN FINK, Senior Program Assistant

ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Senior Board Director

ANNA MARTIN, Senior Program Assistant

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

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Reviewers

This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published workshop summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the workshop summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary:

Gillian Christie, The Vitality Institute

Chazeman S. Jackson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Elizabeth Ofili, Morehouse School of Medicine

Pattie Tucker, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this workshop summary was overseen by Derek Yach, The Vitality Group. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this workshop summary rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the institution.

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACA

Affordable Care Act

CBPR

community-based participatory research

CHESS

Community Health Engagement Survey Solutions

EHR

electronic health record

GIS

geographic information system

HARC

HIV/AIDS Resource Center

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HITECH

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health

HIV/STI

human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted illness

ICD

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IPV

interpersonal partner violence

LGBTQ

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer

m(Dad)

Mobile Dad

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MSM

men who have sex with men

MVP

moderate to vigorous physical activity

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NSF

National Science Foundation

PHR

personal health record

SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program

WIN

Women-Inspired Neighborhood

YMSM

young men who have sex with men

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Health care is in the midst of a dramatic transformation in the United States. Spurred by technological advances, economic imperatives, and governmental policies, information technologies are rapidly being applied to health care in an effort to improve access, enhance quality, and decrease costs. At the same time, the use of technologies by the consumers of health care is changing how people interact with the health care system and with health information.

These changes in health care have the potential both to exacerbate and to diminish the stark disparities in health and well-being that exist among population groups in the United States. If the benefits of technology flow disproportionately to those who already enjoy better coverage, use, and outcomes than disadvantaged groups, heath disparities could increase. But if technologies can be developed and implemented in such a way to improve access and enhance quality for the members of all groups, the ongoing transformation of health care could reduce the gaps among groups while improving health care for all.

To explore the potential for further insights into, and opportunities to address, disparities in underserved populations the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop in October 2014. The workshop focused on (1) how communities are using digital health technologies to improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations, (2) how community engagement can improve access to high-quality health information for members of these groups, and (3) on models of successful technology-based strategies to reduce health disparities. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions at the workshop.

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