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Centering Equity in Digital Health Solution Evaluation

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize a framework and range of methods needed to evaluate digital tools with a focus on health equity
2. Identify equitable evaluation strategies that match the audience, diverse needs of interested parties, groups, and communities, and stage of the innovation
3. Articulate strategies to ensure inclusive data is collected and reported routinely and in a timely manner
0.5 Credit CME

Digital tools can improve health and health care. However, if such technology is not designed, implemented, and evaluated with a focus on equity, it can worsen inequities.

Historical and current injustices in the way that health interventions, including digital health interventions, exclude and harm Black, Indigenous, and people of color; those who identify as LGBTQIA+; immigrant communities; people with low income; people with disabilities, and other communities who have been marginalized by the US health system necessitate an equity-first approach to evaluation.

This is the final module in a three-part series focusing on how to position technology so that it can improve health for all by addressing how evaluators can assess digital health innovations through a health equity lens.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

0.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.


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