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Online Health Tools Might Not Help The People Who Need It Most
National Public Radio

Tons of money has been poured into digital health technologies, from electronic health records to a smartphone case capable of taking an electrocardiogram.

But not everyone may benefit, and e-health interventions may widen, not shrink, health disparities. Patients who were poor, black, older, unmarried or on Medicare or Medicaid were less likely to use an electronic health record portal to manage their chronic kidney disease, according to a study published Thursday in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.