Leveraging Digital Health Technologies to Address the Needs of Underserved Populations

Event Date
February 28, 2023 - 2:30pm–4:00pm EST

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AHRQ will host a panel discussion on leveraging digital health technologies to address the needs of underserved populations. During the webinar, experts will share findings from their research on reducing health disparities and improving the quality of care for diverse patients through innovative digital health interventions.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how using an electronic social needs screening tool in the emergency department can improve referrals for patients in need and monitor population health post-discharge.
  • Discuss how an innovative AI communication system can identify and mitigate health risks for young African American women prior to pregnancy thereby reducing health disparities in birth outcomes.
  • Describe the potential impact of telepsychiatry consultations with automated interpreting on mental health services for patients with limited English proficiency.

Confirmed Speakers:

Andrea Wallace, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate Dean for Research, Professor, College Of Nursing, University of Utah

Brian Jack, M.D.
Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University/Boston Medical Center; Director, BU Center for Health Systems Design and Implementation

Peter Yellowlees M.D., M.B.B.S.
Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis


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. Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists/ pharmacy techs, and healthcare executives. Non-physician CMEs will also be available.

Physicians and Physician Assistants
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AffinityCE and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity will provide 1.5 hours of continuing nursing education.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
AffinityCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This activity will provide 1.5 hours of continuing pharmacy education.

How to Obtain CME/CE Credit
Participants must attend the entire live Webinar and complete the evaluation online to earn 1.5 contact credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. No partial credit will be awarded. A link to the online evaluation system will be provided after the Webinar.

Commercial/Sponsor Disclosure
There is no involvement of commercial or sponsor support for this Web conference series.

For assistance: If you require special accommodations to participate in the webinar, please contact DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.