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Digital inclusion as a social determinant of health

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Cynthia J. Sieck, Amy Sheon, Jessica S. Ancker, Jill Castek, Bill Callahan & Angela Siefer

MAR. 17, 2021

The use of digital tools and applications is steadily increasing and can support a range of health information needs1,2,3. As tools such as patient portals, health trackers, and remote monitoring devices see greater use, research suggests that tools such as health apps and patient portals can foster greater patient engagement, better support for patients outside of the clinic visit, and can improve health outcomes.

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