Category: Health Equity

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Embracing Accessibility in Healthcare through HCD

Intro to Accessibility in Healthcare In healthcare, HCD has been crucial in shaping patient experiences and outcomes based on their specific needs. At its core, HCD emphasizes an empathetic understanding of users' needs, leading to solutions that are effective and accessible to all. This approach becomes particularly crucial when considering accessibility...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
HCD Integrates Inclusive Healthcare for Every Background

Intro to the Importance of Inclusivity in HCD Inclusive design principles are essential in creating healthcare solutions that cater to the diverse needs of individuals who come from various cultures and backgrounds. Furthermore, inclusivity fosters empathy and understanding. This enables designers to create solutions that accommodate the unique challenges faced by...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
The Interconnectedness of Social Determinants of Care

Introduction to the Interconnectedness of Social Determinants of Care Regarding public health, it's important to understand the factors that influence individual and community well-being. For instance, social determinants of health play a crucial role in shaping health outcomes. As discussed in our earlier articles, these social determinants are dependent on education,...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
Bias in Personalized Care Due to Ageism and Generational Gaps

Intro to Bias in Personalized Medicine Personalized medicine provides individual treatments to patients based on their genetics, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices. However, bias revolving around ageism and generational gaps can negatively impact certain populations by being misrepresented or having limited access to treatment plans. These stereotypes can lead to adverse...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
Social Barriers that Hinder Healthcare Integration

Intro to Barriers to Healthcare Integration Although healthcare integration is important for positive health outlooks, several social barriers make access to care more difficult. These can range from patients' perceptions of the medical community to the bias that healthcare workers have toward patients. Regardless of the social barrier, healthcare professionals must...

by Rumaisa 5 min read
Resolving Health Equity Through Digital Health Solutions

Abstract            Digital health solutions have drastically increased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients now have access to virtual care and healthcare providers 24/7, remote monitoring, and more. Unfortunately, these innovations often don't reach the low income, disabled, and older population. It is crucial that health IT companies and...

by Rumaisa 6 min read