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Where geography, individual mobility, or other factors pose barriers to accessing care, delivering services via telehealth can bridge the gap. Telehealth technology can be used to connect patients to health care providers in real time, share health information with specialists for consultation or evaluations, deliver public health education, support vulnerable communities in accessing culturally appropriate care, and remotely monitor health conditions. Despite the promise of telehealth, gaps remain in infrastructure, access, and health insurance coverage.

The Health Law Lab develops resources describing current gaps, innovations, and policy opportunities on this topic, and works with partners to drive related health system reform.

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