Tiptastic Tuesday: 4 Ways To Tackle Healthcare Disparities

Significant care quality disparities due to race, income, gender, and sexual orientation continue to trouble the American healthcare system. For providers, the biggest challenge is pinpointing what to do about it. However, the Affordable Care Act, along with creative solutions at the community level have expanded coverage and care efforts. Experts offer four practices that can help in eliminating these disparities:

  1. Develop health education tools that cater to different segments of the population.
  2. Invest in translation and interpretation services for bilingual patients.
  3. Use electronic health records (EHRs) to track and measure the health outcomes of patients, and use this information to design better treatments.
  4. Partner with the community to foster outreach and care care.

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