Telehealth and Health Equity in Older Adults With Heart Failure

Published: November 01, 2023

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  • Telehealth is the use of information and communication technologies to provide health care services remotely, such as phone calls, video visits, remote monitoring, and mobile apps, and has the potential to improve access to care, quality of care, and outcomes for older adults with heart failure (HF).
  • This statement highlights the importance of involving patients, caregivers, and clinicians in the co-design of telehealth systems that are user-friendly, integrated with clinical care, and tailored to the needs and preferences of diverse populations.
  • Effective and equitable implementation of telehealth among older adults with HF can play a key role in advancing better disease management and reducing disparities.