Person living in a rural area speaks on the phone with a care coordinator.

Serving Patients in Healthcare Deserts Across America

HIMSS TV recently hosted a Digital Checkup with Brian Esterly, CEO of TimeDoc, addressing crucial social determinants of health, the increasing challenges posed by comorbidities in care delivery, the existence of healthcare deserts, and the role of health IT in connecting with these diverse patient populations.


Watch the 10-minute video to learn:

  • Which key social determinants of health (SDOH) issues are hindering patients from accessing provider settings in rural America.
  • How health IT can address and overcome related SDOH challenges.
  • How the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions is complicating the delivery of care for rural populations.
  • How health IT can serve as a bridge to supporting patient populations in healthcare deserts.