Disparities e-Health Use

Premiere DateOct 28, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:20 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Dr. Abdel-Kader
05:10 The Daily Beat pt. 2   eHealth Portals
08:00 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Reinforcing disparities
08:28 The Daily Beat Outro
08:38 Tokyo Hands Princess Century
15:05 Finish

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This week on the Daily Beat: We investigate how digital healthcare technologies can better accommodate for underserved communities.

Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday October 28, 2015: Listen to part 1 of our interview with Dr. Abdel-Kader, an assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. His research interests include quality of life in chronic kidney disease (CKD), quality of care of non-dialysis dependent CKD, health information technology including electronic health records (EHR) and clinical decision support systems (CDSS), and predictive modeling.  His prior work includes characterizing individualized quality of life in CKD, examining symptom burdens in advanced non-dialysis dependent CKD and end-stage renal disease, and examining systematic interventions to improve CKD care delivery.  Future research activities focus on investigating the potential benefit of using risk modeling with systematic interventions to enhance physician care and decision making in CKD.

The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology published a study recently revealing that Patients who were poor, black, older, unmarried or on Medicare or Medicaid were less likely to use an electronic health record portal to manage their chronic kidney disease. Similar results on patients with diabetes were found.

So are things like digital health portals reinforcing disparities in healthcare access?


Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…