Webinar: Join AHRQ for a discussion on leveraging digital health technologies to address health disparities


What: National Webinar on Leveraging Digital Health Technologies to Address the Needs of Underserved Populations | Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | Time: 2:30-4:00 PM ET

Register and learn about the development and integration of digital health technologies to reduce health disparities in underserved populations. The expert panel of speakers will share lessons learned from research projects aimed at improving the quality of care for diverse patient populations by using innovative digital health tools.


The discussion will explore:

  • The effectiveness of integrating an electronic assessment in emergency department referral workflows to better identify patients in need of social services and facilitate referrals to appropriate community-based resources.
  • The implementation and dissemination of an innovative artificial intelligence communication system designed to identify and mitigate health risks for young African American women before pregnancy as a means of reducing health disparities in birth outcomes.

Findings from the development and testing of an asynchronous telepsychiatry tool that allows clinical evaluations for mental health services across languages without the use of human interpreters.

Speakers: Brian Jack, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University/Boston Medical Center; Director, BU Center for Health Systems Design and Implementation; Andrea Wallace, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Dean for Research, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah; Peter Yellowlees M.D., M.B.B.S., Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis

Moderator: Chris Dymek, Ed.D, Director, Division of Digital Healthcare Research, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ

CE/CME accreditation of this activity is pending; if approved, eligible providers can earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the webinar, please contact [email protected]


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