Diversity’s importance in Telehealth Care
The U.S. Census projects that by 2050, the Hispanic and Asian populations will both triple, the African American population will almost double, and the Caucasian population will barely hold its own. As the U.S. becomes more ethnically and racially diverse, there is a need for healthcare systems and providers that can reflect and respond to an increasingly heterogeneous patient base. Long-standing disparities in the health status of people from culturally diverse backgrounds have challenged health care providers and organizations to consider cultural diversity as a priority. As we progress to become more culturally component in our face-to-face care, healthcare delivery is continually changing, which is why MTAlliance believes the importance of diversity in telehealth cannot be ignored.