Leveraging Digital Health Technologies to Address the Needs of Underserved Populations

Event Date: February 28, 2023 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm ET

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 7.25 MB).
  • Q&As (PDF, 192 KB).


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

Learning Objectives:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Describe the potential impact of telepsychiatry consultations with automated interpreting on mental health services for patients with limited English proficiency.


Andrea Wallace
Associate Dean for Research, Professor
College Of Nursing, University of Utah
Brian Jack
Professor of Family Medicine
Boston University/Boston Medical Center
BU Center for Health Systems Design and Implementation
Peter Yellowlees
Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, Davis


Chris Dymek
Division of Digital Healthcare Research, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ

Eligible providers can earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar.

If you have questions, please contact DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.