Health equity in digital health

Health disparities contribute to an estimated $93B in excess U.S. medical care costs annually, almost 9x the total amount of venture funding that went to digital health startups in 2023. Providers, payers, employers, and government players are prioritizing digital programs and solutions with equity at their core—which means that digital health innovators not addressing equity gaps are missing opportunities for commercial, clinical, and social impact.’s newest publication, “A Lens on Health Equity in Digital Health: Unlocking the Innovation Opportunity,” developed in collaboration with expert advisors, is a guidebook to help accelerate the impact of equity-centered digital health initiatives. It identifies top opportunity areas for innovator and investor focus—facilitating adoption and trust, promoting responsible design, and scaling innovation—and spotlights how these approaches can address issues faced by commonly underserved communities including older adults, rural populations, and Black and Latine digital health consumers.


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