Digital Health Equity: Narrowing the Digital Divide by Ensuring a Fair, Equitable, and Just Opportunity to Access Digital Health

Harvey Tettlebaum, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP, speaks with Priya Bathija, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, American Hospital Association, and Sarah Swank, Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP, about the concept of digital health equity and its legal implications. They discuss digital health equity as a social determinant of health, examples of barriers to digital health equity, the legal opportunities and pitfalls of expanding digital health equity, and the role of health lawyers in the debate over digital health equity. Priya and Sarah authored an article for AHLA’s special edition of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law dedicated to “Emerging Issues in Health Equity in the United States: Legal, Legislative, and Policy Perspectives.”