Digital health: An opportunity to advance health equity

Equal access to affordable, high-quality healthcare has the potential to improve patient outcomes and make life better. It can be crucial at an early stage, taking care of simple problems before they become emergencies. It also reduces early deaths. Digital health has the power to play a huge role in bringing peace-of-mind to those who are struggling with their health. However, there are also some negative aspects of new technology. It may exacerbate exclusion, introduce unexpected biases, widen the digital divide and leave some populations behind.

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