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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, Thursday October 29, 2015: Listen to part 2 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?
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